Footbridge to lead art lovers to Mudam through foliage
A stainless steel footbridge, suspended 12 meters above the ground and leading through the vegetation of a park, will link Luxembourg's Mudam modern art museum to the Boulevard Kennedy from 2023.
The construction of the €4 million 87-meter long footbridge has started near the Pont Rouge, which links the Kirchberg district to Luxembourg's old city. The project will be finished by spring 2023.
The bridge will make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to reach the museum, which is not directly visible from the nearby tram stop.
The project will spare the vegetation of the Trois Glands park, public works minister François Bausch said when presenting the project, as the bridge will meander through the trees that already grow there.
Just three pillars will support the bridge across its trajectory.
The design was selected from 32 projects submitted to authorities, leading Mudam director Suzanne Cotter to say it now has a shape that is as contemporary as the 700 works the museum displays.