Putting 3D First, a Model Bridge Rises in Norway

3D blue key from keyboard

The new bridge will carry a key motorway that links Sweden, Norway and eventually Great Britain.

June 21, 2021
Aileen Cho - Engineering News-Record

When the Norwegian Public Roads Administration asked the design-build team of Sweco, PNC, Armando Rito Engenharia and Isachsen to deliver a 643-meter-long concrete box-girder bridge completely in 3D, designers with Armando Rito were initially a bit skeptical. In the firm’s home country of Portugal, it had used building information modeling on some projects, “but not in terms of bridges, and not this advanced,” says Tiago Vieira, the firm’s design team leader. “Norway is more advanced regarding this type of methodology than other countries.”

Reprinted courtesy of Aileen Cho, Engineering News-Record

Ms. Cho may be contacted at choa@enr.com

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