LOCATION

Odense, Denmark

CLIENT

Odense Kommune

BUILDING PERIOD

2009

PARTNERS

Bystrup Arkitekter
MT Højgaard A/S

The new bridge crossing the Odense Canal on the island Funen Denmark is named Odins Bridge. Odin was a god in Nordic mythology and gave the name to the city of Odense. The bridge has closed a long missed gap in the infrastructure of the road system surrounding Odense which is the third largest city in Denmark.

An international competition was opened in December 2008 according to the EU´s service directive and 6 groups were pre-qualified to compete for being successful in obtaining the contract for design of the bridge.

ISC Consulting Engineers A/S and their sub-consultants were finally in September 2009 selected as winners of the international design competition for a 900 m long bridge connection comprising a bridge crossing the 80 m wide Odense navigation canal and on the western side of the canal an approximately 540 m approach bridge and dam joining the main circular road. On the eastern side, an approach span approximately 80 m long and a short dam have been included in the total contract. The key part of this connection is the 194 m long swing bridge – the longest yet in northern Europe with several outstanding features in the design. The main structure is designed in steel as a twin box girder bridge with a 3 m clearance between the box girders. The centre span of the bridge is 120 m, and the side spans are 37 m each.

The bridge shall be constructed in an environmentally sensitive area which requires as little impact on the surrounding nature as possible. Another prime requirement for the bridge solution crossing the canal was to choose a solution providing the maximum navigational width opening.

The present twin swing bridge with the centre supports pulled back from the quayside full-filled these requirements. The bridge should also have an aesthetical link with a new administration building for Odense Harbour in which also the operating centre for the bridge should be located.

The twin swing bridge crossing the 180 m wide Odense Canal in Denmark, named Odins Bridge has some outstanding features to be highlighted.

-With a 120 m span, it is the largest swing bridge ever built in Northern Europe.

-The structural system characterized by the triangular monoplane structure carrying a four-lane highway.

– The support concept is applying sliding bearings instead of the traditional roller bearing leading to low cost and easy short time adjustment and replacement.

– The transition from the in service two bearings support to a more sophisticated five-point support in the rotating situation.

– The bridge proposal was selected as the most feasible and economicattractive as the result of an international design competition.

-The detailed design will be issued for tender in the autumn of 2010 and the crossing open for traffic is planned to be in spring 2014.

LOCATION

Odense, Denmark

CLIENT

Odense Kommune

BUILDING PERIOD

2009

PARTNERS

Bystrup Arkitekter
MT Højgaard A/S


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Odins Bridge

The new bridge crossing the Odense Canal on the island Funen Denmark is named Odins Bridge. Odin was a god in Nordic mythology and gave the name to the city of Odense. The bridge has closed a long missed gap in the infrastructure of the road system surrounding Odense which is the third largest city in Denmark.

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