Hi everyone! I am Josephine, a YRE intern at FEE head office!
I created a podcast called “Sustainibilithink”, that talks sustainable management and solutions for fighting against the climate change.
As I am in Copenhagen (Denmark), I am focusing on Danish environmental issues, and the first episode is about the Øresund Bridge between Denmark and Sweden. Indeed, the environmental integration of new infrastructures in the territory is considered of great importance and is a key factor that must be considered in its design!
An important example of this idea is precisely the Øresund Bridge, a 16km long road and rail connecting Copenhagen in Denmark and Malmö in Sweden. This construction has been inaugurated on 1st July 2000, by Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.
The Øresund Bridge comes from an old idea. For centuries, Øresund border presented a real obstacle to the transport of passengers and freight between the two countries. In addition to this, it also represented a kind of psychological barrier because the difficult journey to cross this strait hampered trade and closer relations. Then, with the industrialization and the internationalization in Europe, the project of a bridge between Denmark and Sweden emerged.
Nevertheless, the building phase has had to take care of the marine environment living in Øresund. To understand the solutions proposed and their results, I had the chance to talk with Bengt Hergart, the property director at Oresundsbron!
If you want to listen to it, it is right here: