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Mjølan footbridge, Mo i Rana, Norway

EFLA was employed by Nordland municipality as a design consultant for a new footbridge over the busy Fv810 access road into the town of Mo i Rana in Norway. The project included the design of the footbridge and associated lighting and drainage, and formed a part of a larger infrastructure project by the owner that also included road widening, a new roundabout and bus stops. The new Mjølan footbridge opened in 2019.

Reykjanesbraut tvöföldun - EFLA

Reykjanesbraut Dual Carriageway, Iceland

2020 saw the completion of the expansion of the Reykjanesbraut motorway in Hafnarfjörður. This new dual carriageway, 3,2 km long, is a part of the main route between Reykjavík and Keflavík International airport. EFLA, together with sub-consultants, was responsible for the tender design and other consultancies for the project, which involved widening the road from two to four lanes with associated drainage and lighting systems, foot- and cycle paths, extensive noise mitigation, two new footbridges, two new underpasses, widening of a road bridge at the Strandgata junction, and a new junction at Krýsuvíkurvegur.

Aluminium tower

Research and development project of 420kV Aluminium Tower

EFLA and Statnett participated in a pioneering research & development project aimed at developing a new tower made entirely of aluminium for the 420kV transmission network in Norway. 


Pioneering innovation | Bridge strengthening

EFLA has provided consultancy to Agder County Municipality for strengthening of two old steel girder bridges in Agder in Norway. The bridges had formed a bottleneck for road transport in the area. The strengthening design is based on a method which has never been used in Norway before, and it has proven to be beneficial in terms of cost, workability and environmental impact.

EFLA sá um verkfræðihönnun Breiðholtsbrúar

Breidholtsbraut footbridge

A new pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting two neighbourhoods in the suburb of Breidholt, Reykjavik, Iceland, was opened in the autumn of 2018. EFLA's role was the detail design of the bridge along with the design of foot- and cycle paths.

Brú yfir Eldvatn - EFLA

Eldvatn network arch bridge

A new bridge across Eldvatn, designed by EFLA in collaboration with the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, is the first network steel arch-bridge to be built in Iceland. The bridge is 80 meters long, carrying the 8 m wide road over the Skaftá glacial river.

Flóðareikningar í Sorfold

Flood estimations - Norway

EFLA did a flood and waterline report with calculations in 16 waterways in North-Norway. The report included cross-sectional measurements and erosion assessment.


Bus lane by Rauðagerði, Reykjavík

EFLA designed a priority bus lane on Miklabraut highway, as well as walking and cycling path, with vegetated noise barrier between the road and the path. 

Lysebruen Kópavogur 5

The light bridge in Kópavogur

The bridge in Fífuhvammsvegur connects Iceland's largest shopping mall, Smáralind, with the commercial and office tower at Smáratorg plaza. The area is densely populated and this zone is one of Iceland's busiest.

The lighting design's main objective was to enrich the bridge and its surroundings with appealing warmth and decoration lighting. Therefore, the design is programmable and colour and intensity can be adapted for different intention. 


Design of road sections in Bjugn, Norway

On road Fv710 in Bjugn municipality north of Trondheim, EFLA designed three road sections. The work involved the design of new walking and cycling routes along existing roads as well as upgrading current roads. Along with the road design, drainage systems, street lights, road signs and markings were redesigned and tender documents made. 


Bolungarvík road tunnel, Iceland

Linking the towns of Bolungarvík and Ísafjörður in Iceland's West Fjords, the road around the Óshlíð mountain side opened in 1950. Although primitive by today's standards, the road was considered a major project at the time. From the beginning, the road was exposed to avalanches and rock falls. Despite several improvements and mitigations through the decades, in 2008 a decision was made to construct a tunnel to bypass this dangerous road.

Jarðgöngin í Tromso

Undersea tunnels in Norway

The project included renewal of electrical equipment, lighting, telecommunications equipment, traffic controls and more in undersea tunnels.

Lýsingartækni í Noregi

Lighting design, transportation, Norway

The project included roads, underpasses, bridges and walkways lighting design, as well as effect lighting in roundabouts and underpasses.


Tunnels in the Faroe Islands

The project included the design, programming and commissioning of traffic control system for large vehicles in single lane tunnels.


Assessment of traffic noise, Norway

EFLA made assessments on traffic noise in various areas of Rogaland state in Norway on behalf of Statens Vegvesen which is the Norwegian Road Administration.

Hávaðamæling í Reykjavík

Strategic noise mapping

Strategic noise mapping was carried out for the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration and various municipalities, with noise calculations for road traffic noise on the grounds of regulations.

Industrial noise was also assessed.

Mjóifjörður brú

Bridge, Mjóifjörður, Iceland

Opened in September 2009, the Mjóifjörður bridge represented the final phase of improvements to the Djúpvegur route in Iceland's Westfjords, along with another EFLA project, the 25 km road traversing the Arnkötludalur valley.

Umferðargreining með dróna í Borgarnesi

Traffic monitoring with a drone, Iceland

EFLA was asked to perform traffic counting and analysis for the intersection of Vesturlandsvegur and Borgarbaut in Borgarnes. EFLA used a drone to perform this study.


Design of new sustainable community, Iceland

EFLA was commissioned to provide a range of key design services in the construction of a new residential neighbourhood at Urriðaholt in Garðabær, one of the towns in the Reykjavík conurbation. 

Set in a picturesque natural setting, the development is combined with 1625 residential units, from small apartments to big villas, as well as buildings used for cultural, commercial and service activities.

Safe ways to schools and pedestrians crossings, Hafnarfjörður

Located at the southern end of the capital area, Hafnarfjörður municipality has a population of 25,000 and is home to eight primary schools. 

EFLA was commissioned to conduct a survey of safe ways to schools in the municipality and pedestrians crossings, and draft proposals for improvements. 


Bridge across the Úlfarsá river

EFLA, in collaboration with Studio Granda architects, have designed a bridge on the newly constructed road Fellsvegur crossing the Úlfarsá river in a suburb of Reykjavík. The bridge is 46 meters long over three spans, made of concrete. The bridge deck is post-tensioned. 


Footbridge at Ullevaal stadium, Norway

EFLA, in collaboration with Brownlie Ernst and Marks Architects, has carried out the tender design of a new foot- and cycling bridge at the Ullevaal Stadium in Oslo.

The project also involves the design of a new layout of footways and roads, drainage and lighting systems, a landscaping scheme, new configuration of electrical and communications cabling in the area, geotechnical design, environmental studies and the auditing of existing nearby buildings. 

Gang og sykelveg Ryng 3 -

Footbridges and foot- and cycleways, Ring 3, Oslo

Tender design of a system of foot- and cycleways, bus lanes, bridges, drainage systems for surface water, cabling and electrics, lighting, landscaping, geotechnics and environmental engineering. 

Segregated foot- and cycle path, Reykjavík

EFLA was commissioned to conduct a preliminary design of an upgrade of a footpath to a segregated foot- and cycle path in Reykjavík municipality.

The path runs over 8 km from the west part of Reykjavík to the east part, following the coast for much of its route. 

Bridge across Ölfusá river - preliminary design

EFLA is currently working on the preliminary design of a new bridge crossing the Ölfusá river, just north of the town of Selfoss in the south of Iceland. The bridge will be a cable stayed bridge, the first of its kind in Iceland. The two main spans of the bridge will be 145 and 155 meters long, the longest bridge spans in Iceland to date. 


Hringbraut footbridges, Reykjavík

EFLA and Studio Granda architects won a competition staged by the City of Reykjavík and the Icelandic Road Administration, for the design of three pedestrian bridges as part of a major overhaul of the city's traffic system. The project also included the design of foot- and cycle paths. 

Keiseras vegur

Highway and bridge design, Trøndelag, Norway

Design of a 16.5 km long strip of a new road (Fv715) from Keiserås to Olsøy in Trøndelag in Norway. The road is part of the toll route network "Fosenvegene". 


Nonnekloppen cycle- and footbridge in Bergen

EFLA has carried out the tender design of a new steel bridge for pedestrians and cyclists at Nygaardstangen by Store Lungegårdsvann bay in Bergen, Norway. 

Tender design of foot- and cycle paths, drainage system and lighting was also a part of the project, as well as the geotechnical design of an underwater landfill.

Brú yfir Markarfljót

Markarfljót footbridge into the Þórsmörk nature reserve

EFLA, in collaboration with Studio Granda architects, have carried out the design of a footbridge across the Markarfljót river into the Þórsmörk nature reserve in the south of Iceland. The surroundings at the bridge site are mostly untouched by man. 

It has therefore presented a challenge to the project team to provide a design that integrates the bridge with the environment. Strong winds in the area were another key criterion in the design process. 


Búðarháls hydropower plant, 94 MWe

The project constituted project planning, tender and detail design of the Búðarháls HPP Civil Works in addition to diverse consultancy related to the project over its existence. 

Design of drainage system

Design of surface water drainage systems, Norway

EFLA designed a surface water drainage system of the Solasplitten highway in Norway, so that all surface water falling on the road is channelled into sediment ponds before being released into the municipal water system.