The challenge of transporting and installing the sections of a 580m-long steel bridge in just two weeks has been successfully met in Norway, finds out José María Sánchez de Muniáin
Norwegian roads authority Statens Vegvesen is carrying out twice-daily inspections of the newly-opened Halogaland Bridge after one of the anchor bolts holding the main cable in place was found to have cracked.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has appointed two independent teams of designers to determine the best option for a 5km floating bridge.
The tender has been published for the geotechnical investigations needed for a planned record-breaking floating bridge across a wide and deep Norwegian fjord.
The Norwegian Public Roads Administration is seeking two consultants to carry out design development of four floating bridge concepts for the Bjornafjord E39 crossing.
Seabed investigations will start next year at four fjord locations on the E39 coastal highway in Norway.
Images of a planned 1.5km-span suspension bridge on the E39 in Norway have been released by the Norwegian Roads Authority ahead of the new route being submitted for municipal approval next year.
The final deck elements for the Halogaland Bridge were raised into position last week.
Contractors building the Halogaland Bridge in Norway are preparing to start cable installation this month,
The Norwegian Public Roads Authority has published revised cost estimates for the upgrade to the E39 highway between Vik in Vestnes and Julbo Molde which includes a new suspension bridge over Romsdalsfjord.
Fugro has won a US$12.9 million contract to study the profiles of wind, waves and currents at the sites of three major crossings planned for Norwegian fjords.
Norwegian highways authority Statens Vegvesen has temporarily closed three timber bridges as a precaution after identifying the cause of the collapse of a new bridge in Sjoa on 17 February.
A timber bridge that collapsed as a truck drove over it in Norway this week had only a third of the intended load capacity, investigators have found.
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