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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.

 
 
 

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.

Riverside bridge over River Cam, Cambridge, UK. A landmark bridge serving pedestrians and cyclists. The bridge received the International Bridge Conference Award Arthur G. Hayden Medal 2010.

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.

Forth Replacement Crossing, Scotland. Currently Scotland’s and Northern Europe’s largest bridge construction project. Ramboll is lead partner in the joint venture designing the bridge roads and land work structures.

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.
The Farris bridge on road E18 at Larvik, Norway. Ramboll won the Norwegian Road Authorities’ design competition for the bridge together with L2 Architects in Oslo.

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.

The new railway drawbridge in crossing the canal in Södertälje, Sweden. Ramboll provided all design disciplines needed for the new steel bridge.

Our services

  • Planning
  • Feasibility studies
  • Outline proposals
  • Preliminary design
  • Detailed design
  • Tender
  • Construction management
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Repair
  • Strengthening
  • Demolition or replacement.
Great Belt bridge management, Denmark. Ramboll provided bridge maintenance services.

Contacts

Alan Pauling. Ramboll
Alan Pauling
Global Market Director, Transport
M+44 7946 486 001
Ealan.pauling@ramboll.com