The Danes are famed for their sleek, minimal and functional approach to design and judging by the soon be announced pedestrian and cycle only bridge linking Pimlico and Nine Elms it appears the same can be said of their architectural output! Danish firm Bystrup‘s “elegant and simple” crossing will be a welcome addition to the development of the banks of West London and will be the city’s first pedestrian and cycle only bridge.

Speaking about the car-free design Bystrup founder Erik Bystrup explained that “from the outset we wanted to design an elegant bridge that provided simple and uninhibited access for all, with minimal impact landings on each bank… We are very excited that this will be the first shared pedestrian and cycle bridge over the Thames, adding to the rich history of London’s river crossings.”

Although much fanfare and media attention has been dedicated to the proposed Garden Bridge at Southbank, it’s the Bystrup bridge with its typically Danish sleek design and spiralling ramps that we’re most looking forward to crossing in the near future.