Svingbrua

Svingbrua

The bridge has been named Svingbrua (Rotating Bridge), and is the first rotating bridge built in Norway since 1952. Photo: Emilie Gynnild, SVV

Skansen pedestrian and bicycle bridge

Skansen pedestrian and bicycle bridge is a rotating bridge that passes the Skansen channel between the districts Ila and Brattøra in Trondheim. The bridge swings from a closed to an open position to allow boats to pass through the channel. The bridge connects district Ila with the harbour and the train station.

Skansen pedestrian and bicycle bridge

Project scope. The bridge frame work consists of a welded pipe construction, the frame work is supported by a centre hub in which the bridge rotates around. The bridge has a substructure in steel which is founded on concrete constructions on piles in soils. The bridge is about 100 m long and rotates from 0 degrees in closed position to 72 degrees in open position. Norbridge, a subsidiary of Implenia Norge, was responsible for the installation of the bridge.

The project also involved the construction of a pedestrian and bicycle path as well as a park area on the east side of the Skansen channel, which included planting, sandy beach, curb stones, various forms of paving, fencing, cast in situ concrete floors, concrete walls, equipment for activities, games, bicycle parking, benches/tables, garbage handling and lighting.

Skansen pedestrian and bicycle bridge is a very positive environmental initiative that benefits both bicyclists and pedestrians in Trondheim, and is a safe and efficient route for commuting bicyclists, as well as a family-friendly park area along the fjord.

Project details:

 

  • Contract type: Prime contract
  • Contract sum: NOK 61.29 million
  • Construction time: November 2013 to November 2014
  • Developer: Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Region Mid
  • Client: Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Region Mid

 

Technical information:

 

  • 103 m long bridge
  • Two concrete ramps measuring ca. 20 m each
  • Pavement approx. 2,5 m width
  • Cycle path ca. 3 m width
  • Three bridge sections weighing 47, 52 and 130 ton
  • Bridge sections produced in Poland