The New Little Belt Bridge

The first Little Belt Bridge is a combined road and railway bridge. We were involved in building the bridge, which we handed over to the Danish State Railways in 1935.

30 years later, in 1965, the contract for the new suspension bridge across the Danish strait, The Little Belt, was also awarded to us, comprising delivery and erection of all structural steel and cables. It was built to ease traffic pressure on the other bridge.

The suspension bridge was the first bridge of this type in Denmark, and with a main span of 600 metres it was also the longest in Scandinavia at the time.

Industrialized bridge construction

The bridge girder is designed as a streamlined box section - and it was only the second of its kind. The new box girder construction was very favourable for shipbuilding techniques, the adaption of which led to industrialized bridge construction.

Erection work considered afresh

In the project it was decided that all traditional erection work procedures should be considered afresh. A great deal of work was put into the design of the erection equipment, as well as the design and description of procedures. We carried out many experiments, both full-size and using models.

As a result, many modern erection methods were developed and utilized for future bridge contracts.



Other steel bridge projects

Infrastructure

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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