Bicycle Bridge of Liberty

Slovakia

2015

Shortlisted

The Bicycle Bridge of Liberty re-establishes an old link between Schlosshof in Austria and Devínska Nová Ves in Slovakia that was lost during the Cold War.

The architectural concept for the new bridge was based on detailed studies that included the need to create a structure with minimal intervention on the landscape while maximising material use. The finished sweeping steel structure over-bridges 525m and is 4m wide. A sign of the success of the bridge is that it has become a popular tourist destination.