Bridge engineering

Today’s society requires the creation of new bridges to ensure a better overall infrastructure, as well as the safeguarding of existing bridges. This is true for both urban and rural areas, and for roads, railways, and other transport modes incl. bicycles.

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Peter Heymann Andersen

Peter Heymann Andersen

Managing Director, Transport
T: +45 5161 8454

Bridge engineering is one of Ramboll’s strengths, where we offer unique services within design, optimisation, and asset management. Within all of these services, we prioritise the safe, easy transportation of people and goods. Drawing on our deep understanding of bridge lifecycles, we implement cost-effective solutions that reduce travel time and improve connections.

Our approach

Our approach ensures that we can provide all the design, engineering, environmental, sustainability, and project and cost management skills needed to deliver any project. Our reputation for imaginative design is based on the way our ideas translate to practical application.
We are supported by a multidisciplinary group of consultants within the areas of environmental planning, landscape architecture, and transport and sustainability. This makes for a winning combination of experience and innovative thinking. Many of our bridges have become landmark structures.

Bridge consultancy

We provide consultancy services for all bridge types, from the smallest culverts, over pedestrian walkways, to the world’s largest bridges. Our specialists are experienced in urban analysis and planning requirements, and skilled at working in historic townscapes and rural landscapes. We know how to improve connectivity, support sustainable transport initiatives, and create bridges sensitive to their settings.

Our consulting services cover the entire bridge lifecycle and include:

  • Environmental evaluation
  • Geotechnical and geological investigations and foundation of bridges
  • Architectural design
  • Hydraulic analysis
  • Traffic studies
  • Transport economic studies
  • Risk analysis
  • Integration with city squares and roads
  • Railway bridge engineering
  • Design of hydraulic and mechanical systems for moveable bridges
  • Construction management.

Our bridge team works closely with our transport and infrastructure teams to provide a fully integrated approach specific to each project. Our customers are typically bridge owners and contractors. We undertake extensive consultations with planning authorities, statutory bodies, and local interest groups to enable delivery of bridges that will secure regulatory approval, are safe, cost effective and easy to construct.

Multidisciplinary bridge engineering

Over the past decades, bridge consultancy has become more multidisciplinary, and the breadth of Ramboll’s services reflects this development. In addition to the traditional services outlined above (under bridge consultancy), Ramboll offers a number of other related and integrated bridge consultancy services.

Our services

  • Planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Outline proposals
  • Preliminary design
  • Detailed design
  • Tender
  • Construction management
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Repair
  • Strengthening
  • Demolition or replacement.

Relevant projects

Bridge and motorway project on the E18 in Norway

In the spring of 2005, the Norwegian Public Roads Administration began working on plans to replace a 6.4km long section of the E18 motorway between Bommestad and Sky in Norway. The motorway was constructed in 1970 and is no longer able to meet the requirements of the ever increasing road traffic. The plans involve constructing a four-lane motorway along the E18 past Larvik.

Riverside bridge

Riverside Bridge

Residents of a new development beyond the Cam are now connected to Cambridge city centre by a steel pedestrian and cycle bridge that snakes across the water and adjacent flood plain.

The Mersey Gateway - six lane toll bridge

Ramboll has played a significant role in the Mersey Gateway project, the central feature of the significant highway improvements between the M56 and Speke Road. It is a new six-lane cable-stayed tolled bridge across the Mersey Estuary between Runcorn and Widnes.

Øresund bridge

The Øresund Link

The Øresund Link connects the Danish capital Copenhagen with the city of Malmö in southern Sweden by a four lane motorway and a two track electrified railway for high speed (200 km/h) passenger services as well as freight trains.

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Ramboll Group A/S
Hannemanns Allé 53
DK-2300 Copenhagen S
Tel: +45 5161 1000
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