Karastadastigur is the path that leads from the cliff top, Hakid, through the Almannagjá gorge to the site of the worlds first parliament at Thingvellir. The site is at the heart of the Thingvellir National Park that is inscribed on the UNESCO world heritage list.

The path is on the geological fault between the North American and European tectonic plates and in 2011 the ground in the gorge opened revealing deep fissures.

The project is a 60m long bridge that traverses the fissures. It is made of salvaged telegraph poles, spruce harvested from 56 year old Icelandic Forestry Commission forests, untreated steel and blackened stainless steel wire net.

Client : Thingvallanefnd
Architects : Studio Granda
Structural Engineers : Efla
Contractor : SS Verktaka

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