Collapsed motorway bridge affecting traffic
The collapse of a bridge onto the Copenhagen-Helsingør motorway has suspended the movement of traffic along the road in north Zealand.
Train passengers commuting to Copenhagen from the north this morning are also likely to encounter packed trains due to the shutdown of the important motorway link near Nærum. The closure is expected to continue until at least tomorrow.
“We hope to be able to open the motorway before the morning rush hour on Tuesday, but we don’t know if we’ll manage it,” Søren Fisker, a traffic worker with the road authorities Vejdirektoratet, told DR Nyheder.
Take the train
Vejdirektoratet have urged commuters to work from home today if possible or take public transport. In the case they absolutely need to drive, it is advised they leave early and take these alternative routes (in Danish).
It was a minor miracle that no-one was injured when the bridge – which was under construction – collapsed onto the busy Helsingør motorway on Saturday night.
Police are still unsure why the bridge collapsed. A team of engineers are currently investigating.