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Copenhagen's New Cycling Bridge Has the Wings of a Butterfly

All photos by <a href="">Christian Lindgren</a> via <a href="">Design Boom</a>
All photos by Christian Lindgren via Design Boom

Copenhagen may be in danger of losing its pioneering bike share system, but the city, famous for being perhaps the most bike-friendly in the world, is not about to flush its reputation down the drain. Case in point: this delightful new foot- and bike bridge designed by French firm Dietmar Feichtinger Architects. Completed earlier this year, the bridge consists of three lightweight steel spans that join above water to connect three banks of a Copenhagen canal. It's called the Butterfly Bridge, but unlike other butterfly bridges, this one only metamorphoses into the delicate winged creature when two of the decks are raised to let boats pass through.

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