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Gateway bridges: Lohikoskentie flyover

Designer: Annukka Larsen

Year: 2008

City: Jyväskylä

Country: Finland

Electrical: Jani Kuustie KS-Kitek Oy

Constructor: City of Jyväskylä, Centre for Economic Development, Transport & the Environment ELY

Manufacturer: Bega , Osram

Concept Description

The flyover of Lohikoskentie crosses road E4 north of the city centre. The illumination of the bridge is part of Jyväskylän Porttisillat (Gates of Jyväskylä) project, which aimed to create a gate theme for the city during the evenings, and at the same time improve traffic safety in the area. The idea behind lighting is to alert the drivers arriving the city area. This is achieved through the use of green light, which strongly differs from orange light used to illuminate the environment. Cautionary reflecting bands attached to road lighting posts before the overpass are also hoped to slow down the speed.

Photographer: Juhana Konttinen