One of the last few remaining concrete counterweight bridges is to be renovated by a local contractor.

AB Storstockholms Lokaltrafik and the City of Stockholm’s Transport Department named construction firm Peab as the contractor for the project to renovate the North Danik Bridge.

The opening bascule road and rail bridge dates from the early 1920s. Its unusual design was revolutionary at the time for its use of a concrete counterweight. The renovation work will improve accessibility and reduce the need for maintenance work. At the same time, the appearance of the bridge will be preserved.

The project is a traditional contract, worth US$28 million. Demolition work on the old structure has started; and Peab should begin reconstruction at the close of summer. The anticipated completion date is the end of 2026.