Swedish Success

by Claus Pedersen, Erection Mgr.; Monberg & Thorsen A/S, Copenhagen, Denmark,

Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 1997, Vol. 67, Issue 8, Pg. 50-53

Document Type: Feature article


Constructing the Hoga Kusten Bridge in northern Sweden, which features the seventh-longest main span of any suspension bridge in the world, was a complex task made more difficult by the harsh Scandinavian climate and landscape and a multinational construction team. The Hoga Kusten Bridge, due to open December 1997, is currently undergoing a surface painting. We plan to use polyurethane paint on the bridge cables and a zinc-aluminum metal-coat paint on the hangers. To paint the underside of the bridge, which will be done using a gantry underneath the bridge, we plan to use a polyurethane coating. During the fall, we will complete installation of the railings, crash barriers and installations and also perform surface repair work.

Subject Headings: Suspension bridges | Infrastructure construction | Bridges | Synthetic materials | Span bridges | Polyurethane | Coating

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