More efficient traffic management

More efficient traffic management

Nordenga bridge connects "the new neighbourhood" Bjørvika with the old Oslo.

Nordenga bridge

Nordenga bridge crosses the track area for Oslo S and connects "the new neighbourhood" Bjørvika with the old Oslo. The unique and highly visible steel structure is a clear landmark and marks the entrance to the neighbourhood of the future in Oslo.

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More efficient traffic. Nordenga bridge has provided more efficient traffic management by taking on around half the traffic that earlier passed over Bispelokket/Nylandsbrua and onto Ring 1. The work of demolishing Bispelokket and to develop the new city streets in Bjørvika could now commence.

Easier access to the fjords. The bridge has a separate five-metre wide pedestrian and cycle path. This has substantially improved the conditions for pedestrians and cyclists, who previously had to take the long route all around Oslo S or via Gamlebyen ("the old city") to access the fjord. The steel truss structures arrived by sea from the manufacturer in Rotterdam.

Project details:

  • Contract type: Prime contract
  • Contract sum: 289 January 2009 to August 2011
  • Developer: Statens Vegvesen, Region East
  • Client: Statens Vegvesen, Region East

Technical information:

  • Part of the E18 Bjørvika project.
  • Total bridge length: 306 metres.
  • 35-metre high steel truss.
  • 1900 tonnes of steel and 4200 m3 of concrete has been used.
  • Two bridge floors: one for vehicles and one for cyclists and pedestrians.