|Company||PNC Norge AS|
|Location||Drammen city, Viken county - Norway|
|Runtime||05.2022 - 04.2026|
Shaping Drammen’s city-landscape
In May 2022, PNC Norge AS started with the demolition of the old city bridge to make room for the new one. The new bridge will receive a visual and functional make-over, while keeping the structural qualities of the culturally important construction. The bridge is one of the key features of Drammen’s landscape and very important to the city’s character. PNC Norge AS is applying its profound expertise in bridge construction, building a bridge to last for the next 100 years.
From 2025 the elegant, white bridge will traverse the Drammen River. It will form a core part of the city’s axis between the main square and the railway station. The 180m-long steel bridge will be 19.4m wider than before,
allowing users to cross it by car, bicycle or on foot.
Works will start with the removal of the existing bridge and breaking up the foundations in the water. Then, works on the new river foundations and supports will be carried out on two floating platforms, each measuring 20x20m. Afterwards, the steel parts will be installed before the project will finally be rounded off with a complete surface design. The parts for the steel bridge will be transported by barge from PORR’s new steel construction production plant across the sea to Norway – as transport by water is an effective and climate-friendly alternative to land transport.
As one of the main features of Drammen, the bridge is an important factor for the city of 100,000.© Degree of Freedom, SAHAA, Knight Architects, Norconsult, Asplan Viak
The bridge will be an essential part of everyday life of Drammen and its inhabitants in the years to come.© Degree of Freedom, SAHAA, Knight Architects, Norconsult, Asplan Viak
Work to demolish the old bridge is underway to make way for the new one.© PNC
Construction works started in 2022, the opening of the new City Bridge is scheduled for 2025.© PNC