Espern Bru Bridge
Creating an essential link between a new district and its town centre
CONTEXT & ISSUES
Located to the north of Olso, the municipality of Hamar has launched the conversion of a former disused industrial estate into a lively new urban district offering flats and commercial buildings. As the area is cut off from the rest of the city by a railway line, it decided to build the Esperen Bridge, which will play a key role both during the works, to provide access to the various construction sites, and subsequently to link the new district to Hamar town centre.
An international team has been formed within Artelia to design this structure. The Group’s subsidiary, Dr techn Olav Olsen, carried out the structural calculations on which the bridge is based, while Artelia Denmark is responsible for its 3D design, with the help of Artelia Philippines. The 114 m-long, two-way structure will accommodate two lanes for motor traffic, one for cycles and one for pedestrians. Its twenty sections, built in Poland, will be assembled and welded on site in three parts, which will then be hoisted above the railway tracks.