The Farø Bridge—Long Life at Low Costs

by Anton Petersen, COWIconsult, Virum, Den, COWIconsult, Virum, Den,
Klaus H. Ostenfeld, COWIconsult, Virum, Den, COWIconsult, Virum, Den,
Erik Y. Andersen, COWIconsult, Virum, Den, COWIconsult, Virum, Den,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Bridges and Transmission Line Structures


The superstructure of the bridge is a steel structure which proved to be competitive compared to the tendered concrete solution, due to simple and rational design both structurally and with regard to manufacturing and erection. A considerable cost reduction was achieved using a dehumidification plant inside the box girder, thus avoiding inside painting. Both during construction and after completion comprehensive measuring and monitoring of loadings and response of the structure were performed to confirm design assumptions. The bridge is equipped with a computer-based control and monitoring installation for the daily operation of the bridge. The instrumentation comprises continuous supervision of the bridge movements and the correct operation of the technical installations in the bridge.

Subject Headings: Bridge design | Bridges | Lifeline systems | Concrete structures | Girder bridges | Bridge management | Plate girders | Control systems

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