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Grand opening of a new footbridge in Bergen, Norway

Footbridge, Bergen, Nonnekloppen, Norway, Bridge

20.12.2018

Friday the 14th December saw the opening of a new bridge for pedestrians and cyclists at Nygårdstangen in the Norwegian city of Bergen. EFLA Consulting Engineers carried out the design of the bridge for the Norwegian Road Administration, in collaboration with Studio Granda Architects. 

  • Bergen bridge
    The new footbridge at Nygårdstangen in Bergen, Norway.

The bridge construction is a part of the larger “Miljøløftet ” initiative,  which is a collaboration between the Norwegian government and Bergen City Council on expanding the public transport and cycling networks within city.

Bridge design and more

EFLA Consulting Engineers carried out the design of the bridge for the Norwegian Road Administration, in collaboration with Studio Granda Architects. EFLA was also responsible for design works for the layout of footways and cycle paths, light installations and quayside fills and retaining walls.

A slender bridge span

The bridge has a free width of 6 m and an overall length of 72 m, with the visible main span bridging 60 m. It is a closed steel girder of varying height, cast into the partially concealed end abutments. The steel girder is very slender, having a depth of less than 0,9 m at mid-span. A tuned mass damper is built into the girder to ensure structural dynamics that are appropriate for pedestrian comfort. The abutments are supported on pile foundations within the new landfills at both sides of the bay.

Public interest

The bridge will be known as “Nonnekloppen” (The Nun‘s Bridge), a nametag selected out of around 600 entries in a public naming contest.

See also: Project description

Bergen bruThe visible main span of the bridge is 60 m but overall length is 70 m.

Bergen bruThe width of the bridge is 6 m.

Bergen bridge

Bergen bridge

Bergen bridge