Norway's new super bridge

The Hålogaland bridge is located 300 km north of the Arctic Circle, and crosses a fjord by the city of Narvik in northern Norway.

 With a free span of 1 145 m the bridge will be one of the longest suspension bridges in Europe when it opens for traffic in the summer of 2018.

With a total length of 1 533 m and an 18 m wide road, this superbridge will need a considerable amount of special asphalt. The paving of the bridge, which starts this spring, will be performed in two separate contracts. One for the two viaducts with a total length of 400 m, which have a concrete surface, and another contract for the road on the suspension span, which is made of steel.

“Here we required two very different recipes and performance methods,” says Erik Sundet from the consultancy company Cowi. “For the concrete surface we need two layers of PMB A34 (80 mm), while the steel surface requires the use of a water-resistant membrane (80 mm).”

Interview

Focus on the future in Athens

Carl Robertus, Technical & Research Director Nynas Bitumen, talks about his expectations ahead of the Argus bitumen and asphalt conference in Athens.

Projects

Asset management challenges

“Traditional but innovative” might sound like something of a contradiction, but it is actually the formula for a successful asset management strategy for highway maintenance.

Safety

Driving safety forward in Estonia

Nynas is the first supplier in Estonia to carry out safety reviews at customers’ unloading sites. Indrek Tepp, Nynas Sales Manager and General Director in Estonia, explains.

Interview

Better roads = improved competitiveness

The upgrading and maintenance of road networks are effective tools for countries wishing to improve their competitiveness. Roberto Crotti from the World Economic Forum explains why.

Noted

The score for quality is lower

Roberto Crotti, World Economic Forum (WEF), on the state of the European road network.

Interview on the link between roads and competitiveness


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