Mørkhøjvej Bridge Parapets

BEAM teamed with engineering firm MOE to design a generic parapet system to be retrofit to existing highway bridges within the City of Copenhagen. The first structure to receive the parapet upgrade is the bridge at Mørkhøjvej, which crosses the old outer ramparts to the northwest of the city. The sleek new parapet was installed as part of a wider renovation project intended to modernise the structure to current standards. Incorporating Copenhagen’s municipal logo, the design has clean lines and is transparent to promote views from the deck edge. Designed as a modular system, the parapet is easy to construct and will ultimately be installed as an upgrade to other bridges throughout Copenhagen.