I am a somewhat proud citizen of Amager, an island just next to central Copenhagen. I have lived their for about a year now and in that year I have travelled from Amager to Nørrebro a lot of times. Although it’s a twenty minute ride back and forth I have come to love it.
One phenomenon that I have come to love and I believe it’s one of the greatest things in the city is the two bridges, Knippelsbro and Langebro. As bridges they are not really that unique but they are both helping to slow down the pace of the city now and again. Both bridges pass over the some quite travelled waters, which means that they have to open up – as they are not tall enough for the ships to pass under. I have not experience another city where a phenomenon like this one happens and that frequently.
When one of the bridges is up no one can pass. To me this is a rare chance for everyone in the proximity of the bridge to stop up and do absolutely nothing. I think there are many that are very annoyed by the occurrences, but the atmosphere and feel of the events are quite nice and I sometime find myself hoping the bridge will be up – although that would mean that I would met up late for work.