Cable Supported Bridges across Straits in Denmark


  • Niels Jørgen Gimsing




Modern Movement, Modern architecture, Modern housing


The Jylland (Jutland) peninsula and the approximately 278 islands that form Denmark have had bridge connections since the Middle Ages. The most notable bridges of the 20th century are the high level bridges such as the Lillebælt Bridge from 1935 and the Storstrøm Bridge from 1937. Cable supported bridges and cable-stayed bridges have been making up the most significant infrastructural aspects which cross the seaways of the Baltic Sea.

How to Cite

Gimsing, N. J. (2011). Cable Supported Bridges across Straits in Denmark. Docomomo Journal, (45), 68–75.




Author Biography

Niels Jørgen Gimsing

Professor Emeritus, Consulting Bridge Engineer.

Honorary Memberships: Danish Society of Structural Engineering and Science; IABSE (International Association for Bridge and Structural Engineering).

Awards: Professor A. Ostenfeld Gold Medal; Gold Medal of the Technical University of Denmark; Anton Tedesko Gold Medal of the IABSE Foundation; Saxild Price. Grant by the Japan Society for the Promotion of Science for a five weeks’ lecture tour to Japanese universities, research institutes and engineering societies.

Author of the monograph Cable Supported Bridges published in three English Editions, one Japanese and one Chinese Edition. Editor of the Storebælt Publications: East Tunnel, West Bridge, East Bridge, Concrete Technology, and the Øresund Technical Publications: The Bridge, The Tunnel, Dredging & Reclamation.

Advisory jobs: Transport Scotland on the design of the Forth Replacement Crossing (cable stayed bridge with two 650 m main spans): Stonecutters Bridge, Hong Kong; Øresund Bridge; Storebælt East Bridge; International Design Board for the Messina Strait Bridge; Gibraltar Strait Bridge studies.