MT Højgaard Danmark will build the lift bridge, which will carry railway services across Guldborgsund.

The new bridge will be erected south of the existing King Frederik IX bridge and will consist of 13 concrete sections placed on 1.7m-diameter drilled piers. As part of the bridge construction works, MT Højgaard Danmark will carry out other tasks including trackwork, expanding the railway embankment and deepening Guldborgsund.

Banedanmark is erecting the new bridge to strengthen the infrastructure for the Fehmarn tunnel project linking Denmark and Germany.

“The relationship with developer Banedanmark and the completion of a strategic infrastructure project like this mean a lot to us,” said MT Højgaard Danmark head of section Niels Holm Mikkelsen. “We will apply our professional competencies and resources within marine construction, concrete and foundation works, steel bridges and earthworks. The assignment is a milestone that allows us to showcase our competencies in the wider Danish civil works market.”

Between now and April 2023, MT Højgaard Danmark will work with advisers on the design for the bridge. The construction phase will then begin and will continue until the second quarter of 2026. During the project, a harbour and a production site for concrete elements will be established nearby.