Road bridges, Footbridges, Concept design, Preliminary design, Bridge projects, bridge structures, bridge strengthening, bridge maintenance, guardrails, paved surfaces, corrosion protection, Vibration control, structural damping, Bridge inspection

EFLA has worked on several new steel and concrete bridges for the Norwegian and Icelandic Road Administrations as well as Icelandic municipalities over the last few years. Some of these bridges are currently under construction. 

Shared experience from Iceland and Norway has enhanced the working procedures of the EFLA bridge group and the team members are active in international collaboration and development of analysis tools.


The EFLA team of bridge experts carries out diverse work on bridge structures:

  • Design of new bridges at all planning stages
  • Design management of bridge projects
  • Analysis and design of strengthening for existing bridge structures
  • Dynamic analysis, especially for footbridges
  • Bridge inspection

The main objective of the works is to procure solutions that are technically safe, durable and economical, whilst obtaining harmony with the natural and man-made environments at the bridge sites. On most bridge projects, EFLA collaborates with capable bridge architects. Bridge structures procured by EFLA have won awards in recent years, footbridges as well as road bridges.

Versatile expertise 

The bridge team works closely with architects and cycling specialists in delivering attractive pedestrian and cycling bridges. Some of the projects have been aimed specifically at promoting cycling as means of commuting.

Expertise in bridge strengthening and maintenance gained by the team in recent years is valuable to clients responsible for the operation of a high number of aging bridge structures.

Among services provided are

  • Design of new road bridges and footbridges; concept design, preliminary design, detailed design
  • Design management of bridge projects
  • Analysis of existing bridge structures
  • Design of bridge strengthening using concrete, steel and carbon fibre reinforced plastics
  • Specification of bridge maintenance; edge members, guardrails, paved surfaces and corrosion protection
  • Dynamic analysis of bridge structures
  • Vibration control and structural damping of steel bridges
  • Bridge inspection, steel and concrete
  • Specification of bridge monitoring systems
  • Vibration measurements
  • Lighting of bridge structures
  • Drainage systems for bridges