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The first green bridge in Lasnamäe.
The first green bridge in Lasnamäe. Source: Lasnaidee.

Lasnamäe's Lindakivi bridge has been transformed into a "green bridge" created by the city gardeners together with local residents

The green Lindakivi bridge was opened during the Lasnamäe Days last weekend.

Flower beds have been placed along the edges of the walkway and planted with heathers, Virginia creepers and chrysanthemums.

Special vases made by a local artist Liisi Ansip – made by reusing 200-litre barrels - have also been placed on the bridge and will be used for planting seasonal flowers and plants. The outdoor furniture has been created in cooperation with NGO LasnaIidee.

The first green bridge in Lasnamäe. Source: Lasnaidee.

Head of the Lasnamäe District, Vladimir Svet said: "Everyone in Tallinn probably know the bridges of Laagna road. We decided to shape them with an aim to be a part of the urban space. The bridge is also a good example of how to, without any big investments, design a bridge in such a way that it becomes an attractive and an interesting place.

"Lindakivi bridge was chosen because it is an important pathway for the pedestrians and it connects two highly populated parts of the district. It is located between the Lindakivi Culture Centre and the Kotka shop. In the future, the majority of the Laagna road bridges should be green as well."

The green installations will stay on the bridge until the first cold nights with temperatures below zero arrive. Should the project receive a warm welcome by locals, the green installations will be renewed in the spring.

The Lindakivi green bridge was created in cooperation of the Lasnamäe District Government and Hortes gardening centre. Tallinn Botanic Garden and the Tallinn Urban Environment and Public Works Department also supported creating the bridge.

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Editor: Helen Wright

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