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Copenhagen’s problem bridge to close again … for a party like no other

Official opening on Friday August 19

No cyclists, just celebrators are welcome to this carnival (photo: Chiquita Harding)
August 16th, 2016 12:05 pm| by Ben Hamilton
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They’re closing Inderhavnsbroen, the inner harbour bridge, again!

Delayed for three years, pedestrians and cyclists were finally given the green light to cross the bridge on July 7, but since then it has already failed to open for passing marine traffic.

But fret not, because this closure is 100 percent planned! Think of the biggest block party you’ve been to, and add a whole bridge!

Par-tay this Friday!
Due to the high numbers expected, Inderhavnsbroen will be closed to cyclists from 3 to 5 pm when it celebrates its official opening on Friday August 19.

On both sides of the bridge, the local communities on Havnegade and at Grønlandske Handels Plads will be lending a hand to ensure it’s a celebration few will forget.

An operatic opening
The proceedings will begin with a welcome chorus from the Royal Opera and the official inauguration by Ane Mærsk Mc-Kinney Uggla, the president of the A P Møller Foundation. City Mayor Frank Jensen and Morten Kabell, the deputy mayor for technical and environmental matters, will also be present.

The crowds will be offered free tastings, balloons and city bike maps and have the chance to buy food and drink from special stores, while entertainment will be provided by guided tours, an assortment of activities and DJs playing lounge music.