The Farø Bridges

The bridges were constructed in the 1980s. They consist of a low-level and high-level bridge with a combined length of 3,322 metres. We built the substructure, including the characteristic pylons, and the superstructure.

Traffic pressure eased

The Farø Bridges were constructed because the old Storstrøm Bridge from 1937 was unable to handle the increasing volume of traffic between Zealand and Lolland-Falster. To relieve the pressure, a new four-lane motorway bridge was constructed.

Denmark's first cable-stayed bridge

The two Farø Bridges are among the longest in Europe. The 1,596 metre-long northern bridge connects Zealand with Farø, while the 1,726 metre-long southern bridge connects Farø with Falster. The latter was Denmark's first cable-stayed bridge, the longest span of which is 290 metres.

A modern steel box girder

The original concrete girder design was put out to tender in 1979, but we proposed a modern steel box girder design, which was accepted by the client, the Danish Road Directorate. COWI assisted us on the alternative design and also made the detailed design for the client.

The fabrication and erection scheme for these steel bridges presented many challenges, including industrialised fabrication, dehumidification plants, placing of heavy bridge sections, wind load during the erection stages, and control of deck and cable geometry.

Other steel bridge projects


Hardanger Bridge

With a total length of 1,380 metres and a main span of 1,310 metres, it is Norway's longest and a new landmark for the area.

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Odin's Bridge – A swing bridge over Odense canal

Odin's Bridge is an advanced structure that combines the best in engineering work with experience and special competences.

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Pont de Normandie

Pont de Normandie is a steel bridge in northern France that was inaugurated in 1996. We were involved in the construction.

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