Construction company Svevia will carry out extensive bridge repairs on the 400m-long Smögen Bridge in southern Sweden over the next three years.
The Swedish contractor said there is severe concrete damage, including in underwater areas. A coffer dam will be created around one pillar allowing for the repairs. Other work includes new lighting, road surface, improved cycle and pedestrian areas and more
The seven-pillar box-beam bridge – rising 35m above the sea - will remain open but with limited traffic during the repair period, according to the client, the Swedish Transport Administration - Trafikverket. Cost of the work is around €8.6 million.
The small southern coastal town of Smögen is in one of the country’s most popular summer retreat areas and the bridge, more than 50 years old, connects the island of Smögen with Kungshamn on the mainland.
Svevia was originally the maintenance division of the former, formerly a division of the Swedish Road Administration (Vägverket) until 2009 when it was spun off. Vägverket later merged with a government licencing agency to become Trafikverket.
Svevia, with around 1,900 employees, is the fourth largest civil engineering company by turnover and the largest road operation and maintenance company in Sweden.