The Den Uendelige Bro (The Infinite Bridge) by Gjde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter is a stunning circular bridge that was set in the shallow waters off the Thors Mllebk River. It appeared at the recently-completed Sculpture by the Sea festival, where it offered visitors gorgeous, panoramic views that overlooked Denmark, the nearby Varna Palace, as well as forests and surrounding waters.
Gjde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter enlisted the help of Aarhus Tech students for the bridge’s construction. They first built the piece off-site, which consisted of 60 large, wooden sections that were each about 8 feet wide and 10 feet long. The parts were later taken to the beach and assembled on location. Once completed, the bridge measured 623 feet in circumference and about 197 feet in diameter.
The location of Den Uendelige Bro held a special meaning to Denmark’s port, and it existed at the former site of a historic jetty. “From 1897 until World War II, steamships sailed from the town along the coast towards Riis Forest to the north and the Marselisborg woods in the south,” Gjde & Povlsgaard Arkitekter explain. “Along that coast were a number of piers, including Varna Palace in the Marselisborg Forests, which was a popular destination among city residents. Sailing routes that linked the city, the bay and the characteristic woodland along the coast gave the city its special identity.”
The rich history, coupled with scenic views, also made it an ideal place to host weddings. On Saturday, June 6, 12 couples got married at the sculpture, surrounded by their friends, family, and fellow art lovers.