One of the most significant initiatives in connection with the Telenet UCI World Cup Cyclo-Cross race in Bogense – the portable and recyclable bridge across Bogense Harbor is close to being completed.
“It has been a really exciting challenge and I am really happy that we as a local company have had this assignment,” says Claus Harboe, construction manager at JK Byg og Montage – the firm which is responsible for the bridge.
The bridge, which is made of wood on an iron foundation is six meters wide and the carriageway, which is covered with black felt, has a height of 1.5 meters.
In the width, the bridge is divided into two, namely a 4.5 meter wide cycletrack and a 1.5 meter pass for pedestrians.
“During the race it is not possible for the public to stand on the bridge, but there will be a passage on the footbridge when the riders are not racing,” says Claus Harboe, who is the leader of more than 30 carpenters in JK Byg og Montage.
“I think it’s a great idea to build a bridge that can be used for many purposes at Bogense Harbor,” says Claus Harboe.
“At first for the World Cup and then at the World Championship in 2019. And it will also be useful in several other contexts.”
The bridge is finished on Tuesday, November 14th , where it will be mounted at 9 o’clock a.m – and on Thursday the 16th Mayor of Nordfyn Municipality, Morten Andersen, will attend the official opening at 1 o’clock p.m.
First man cycling over the new bridge will be the best rider to come out of Bogense, Kasper Linde.