An Italian joint venture has won the construction contract for Denmark’s replacement 4km-long road and rail Storstrom Bridge.
Estimated cost is around €280 million for the 26m-wide single-support cable-stay structure. The
The bridge – to be Denmark’s third longest bridge – will carry a two-lane regional road between a cycle and pedestrian lane and a twin-track railway. It will connect the islands of Zealand to Falster and touch on the smaller Masnedø island. It is an important part of the railway corridor between the Danish capital Copenhagen and Germany. Passage clearage for ships is 24m.
Vejdirektoratet project director Niels Gottlieb said that the winning joint venture submitted the best project, based on price and quality.
As a central part of the project the winning joint venture has located its production of bridge elements on the small island of Masnedø, in the immediate vicinity of the bridge construction site.
A definitive contract will be signed by the end of the year, he said, with construction to start in the autumn of 2018. Before bridge construction starts, there will be extensive preliminary work and harbour alterations on Masnedø.
The bridge is scheduled to be open by 2020 after which the old bridge will be demolished.
Early studies included refurbishment of the existing 1937 bridge but were concluded to be impractical because of its deterioration.