The shape of the elevation of this graceful steel footbridge across the Po is based on three intersecting toroids, creating a sequence of shallow arcs atop tall concrete piers.The central span is 70m, flanked by two spans of 35m each. At the haunch of each arch, the deck measures 1,250mm deep but decreases to a mere 640mm at the point. It is also curved in plan: 8m wide at the piers narrowing to 5m at the centre.It's formed from a shallow, wide box girder and to achieve its minimal depth, we included dampers inside the box above each pier to absorb vertical movement.The piers are oval in plan and taper inwards to a slender waist near the top. Above this waist is the curved Y-shaped support, holding the walkway on its two arms. The bridge's simple appeara ...
A landmark gallery to house the work of locally-born sculptor, Barbara Hepworth, and other artists, will bring an influx of visitors to regenerated industrial land on the banks of the River Calder. As part of related improvements to infrastructure, Wakefield Metropolitan District Council is providing car parking and coach passenger drop-off facilities across the river from the development. We designed the steel footbridge that completes the new access route.The bridge is an efficient design — two slender painted steel box girders span 50m over the Calder. In section, the 1m deep upstand girders act as parapets integral to the structure. Secondary steel rolled sections span the 4m between the primary girders and support the lightweight aluminium deck. The deck lighting system is ...
The remaining length of N9/N10 between Kilcullen and Waterford City on the South East coast is currently being upgraded to motorway standard in four separate phases.
RME in association with RUK and RIN bagged the detailed Design of Highway structures from Diwi Consult, Emirates for Expansion of Abu Dhabi International Airport Project.
The River Lune Millennium Bridge, Lancaster, UK was designed by Ramboll for walkers and cyclists on a popular city route. Unique features of the cable-stayed construction include a curved deck joining a Victorian viaduct, a gangway leading to the quay, and twin masts in a distinctive 'V' shape supporting the structure.
The Ganga Path will ease the heavy traffic congestion on the roads from east to west of Patna and not only give a beautiful riverfront but boost the economic activities of the area.
Construction of the RCC Bridge over River Falgoo
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.
Ramboll provided post bid detailed engineering services for the six lane Indore-Dewas section of National Highway-3 in Madhya Pradesh
The diverse project scope includes new signal and security works, construction of a bridge, a new station platform and upgrading of technical systems. The project will serve to create better conditions for people as well as commercial-life in the region. Trains will leave more often and journey times will be reduced. The main objective is a 100 percent increase in goods transport within the year 2020, which will help boost commercial activity and stimulate employment.
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 was no longer able to meet the requirements of the ever increasing road traffic. The plans involved constructing a four-lane motorway along the E18 past Larvik.
In 2009, Ramboll's bridge engineers completed an award-winning cable-stayed swing footbridge that links parts of Derby with the city's Cathedral Gardens across the River Derwent. The site is a designated Category 3 Flood Zone and the river flows swiftly at the crossing point.
Flintshire Bridge carries the A548 over the River Dee in North Wales, UK. The design proposed by our bridge engineers was selected through competition for its aesthetic appeal and economic viability.
With its gleaming white A-frame focal point, the iconic Northern Spire cable stay bridge improves critical transport capacity, allows for expansion of the Port and provides access to key development sites along the river. Ramboll was appointed to carry out Category 3 checking of the permanent works.
Ramboll has carried out the design of a new access road and bridge to Sowwah Island in Abu Dhabi. Providing construction access to the island, the link provides a single, two lane carriageway access with new footways, and has an overall length of 700 metre. The road was designed in accordance with Abu Dhabi Municipality Standards.
The pair of Golden Jubilee footbridges lie either side of Hungerford Railway Bridge, across the River Thames. Ramboll created the competition-winning design and developed several innovative construction methods at tender stage, which proved key to our contractor colleagues winning the contract.
The ‘Fiveways’ scheme in Croydon aims to tackle congestion at the A23/A232 junction and surrounding network, improving it for all road users. It includes the Purley Way interchange, Fiveways Corner junction, and Waddon Station Bridge, and is important for the borough’s economic growth.
Forthside footbridge provides pedestrians with a link between the constrained city centre of Stirling and an area of new development on the banks of the River Forth, crossing the main railway corridor in the process.
Docklands Light Railway has expanded its network to carry three car trains.
To the west of London, a 12km stretch of the M25 — the busiest motorway in Europe — has been widened to relieve traffic pressure. A new spur road was also needed to facilitate the exchange of traffic in and out of Heathrow Airport’s Terminal 5. In a joint venture with engineers WSP, our transport specialists developed the concept designs and worked with Balfour Beatty to implement the widening and spur road projects as part of a design & build contract.
To the north of the River Wensum in Norwich, land is under redevelopment to create 200 houses, 20,500 sq m of office space, an hotel, 1,500 sq m of retail space, restaurants and cafés. The masterplan includes a new pedestrian bridge providing direct access to the city centre from the Barrack Street site. Various constraints and statutory requirements necessitated extensive liaison with Norwich Council and the Broads Authority to deliver a satisfactory design. Spanning a narrow 30m section of the Wensum, the deck needs to sit 2.9m above the water level to allow river traffic to pass unhindered. Long approach ramps are necessary to retain full accessibility for cycles and wheelchairs. To accommodate this, the bridge is 80m in length and curves to form a ‘J’ shape, aligning with t ...
Transport for London and Sustrans approached Ramboll’s bridge engineers to investigate the feasibility of a pedestrian/cycle bridge upstream of Tower Bridge — the first proposed for this locale in decades. It's an ambitious project, designed to improve connections between Canary Wharf and the Rotherhithe peninsula in time for the London 2012 Olympics. We consulted a range of interested parties to assess multiple sites and viable options. Transport links, construction access, conservation, ground conditions and structural requirements were taken into consideration. A suitable site was identified at Durands Wharf — it's close to housing, existing transport links and cycle networks, opposite open space at Westferry Road, and this position allows open sightlines for ease of river ...
Thought to contain the oldest wrought iron chain links in the world, this bridge project has transformed a derelict and unsafe site into a safe, functional structure that is a major tourist attraction.
The New Champlain Bridge corridor is one of the largest infrastructure projects in North America and is of crucial importance for the regional economy and for Canada as a whole. It will provide the main gateway to Montreal with a signature bridge on the Saint Lawrence River. The New Champlain Bridge (NBSL) will become a new iconic symbol for the metropolis and will change the urban look of Montreal.
Principal Inspection of Highway Structures in UAE. Highway structures are vital elements in Nakheel’s iconic development and enable access to the island. The whole life costs of the structures are expected to be significant. The number of highway structures that require a fully detailed asset management system is increasing. Although the majority of the existing Nakheel bridges and tunnels were constructed within the past ten years, the need for inspection, maintenance and rehabilitation is essential to keep the road assets in service in a safe and usable condition. The effective management of these assets will help to secure a longer serviceable life for the structure.
Part of a $6.8bn expansion programme to increase capacity from 3.5 to 20 million passengers by 2011.
Media City footbridge forms a visual landmark and sculptural gateway to the vibrant MediaCityUK site, part of the Salford Quays regeneration on the banks of the Manchester Ship Canal. Together with our partners we designed a bridge that met the dual 20m headroom requirements for ships.
The foot and cycle bridge over the River Derwent in Derby is a competition-winning design and is unique in the UK as a variation on the cable-stayed swing bridge form. A 38m main span and an 18m kinked backspan are supported by three prestressed cables carrying load back to a 20m high raked mast.
With technology and engineering expertise we were able to launch a much improved bridge for Croydon over 10 operational rail lines while keep trains running and passengers travelling.
Shinfield Eastern Relief Road (ERR) forms part of a scheme that will relieve congestion in the village of Shinfield in Berkshire, and also provide access to land for development of new housing and a science park for the University of Reading.
Innovation in digital gantry design has been pivotal in the development of Highways England’s Smart Motorway Programme (SMP). Ramboll provided the step change needed to deliver the quantity and quality required through automating the design process.
Spanning the River Tyne to link the Newcastle and Gateshead quaysides, Gateshead Millennium Bridge was the world's first tilting bridge. Our bridge engineers developed the competition-winning concept design in collaboration with Wilkinson Eyre Architects.
Phase 2 strengthening of the Hammersmith Flyover (HFO2), was a phenomenally complex £100m programme including innovative engineering solutions to install a full new prestress without removing the original. With 70,000 users every day on a key strategic route into London, the structure, which had been deteriorating due to significant corrosion, presented many technical, logistical, programme and political challenges.
Five young Ramboll engineers join an international team to create a footbridge, improving the lives of the community, in just two weeks.
Involving the upgrade of the motorway network through widening of existing three lane carriageway to four lanes over a length of 25km, this Highways Agency Early Contractor Involvement (ECI) contract was the first where the target cost came in below scheme budget. It is also notable for being the first UK motorway widening scheme to be constructed using a moveable steel barrier traffic management system instead of a contra flow.
Ramboll and JSA Architecture won a major international competition to design a pedestrian and cycle bridge which crosses the River Lea close to the point where it joins the Thames, opposite the Millennium Dome. The elegant bascule, cable-stayed structure with a 60m mast was described by the judges as 'iconic'.
Chapel Street Bridge is a vital component in Network Rail’s £1bn Northern Hub infrastructure upgrade project, which includes Ordsall Chord. It is also a key part of Central Salford Urban Regeneration scheme.
The new Central Park business park is viewed as a crucial catalyst in the regeneration of East Manchester and it is set to expand to 160ha over ten years, making it a major employment base. The transport gateway project provides a fully integrated hub, where road, rail, bus and Metrolink services converge, encouraging the use of public transport and providing safe, flexible transport options. We were lead designer for the transport hub for Balfour Beatty.Arterial road access to Central Park is via the A62 Oldham Road, which is separated from the site by the Manchester to Rochdale main railway line. The transport project required the construction of a new access road — The Gateway — and signalised junction on Oldham Road, incorporating bus, cycle and pedestrian priorities. The G ...
To reduce congestion and to minimise the heavy traffic in the centre of Stockholm, it was decided to build the Norra länken: a five kilometre road around part of the centre of Stockholm, three kilometres of which will be in tunnels.
Akbulak Club Resort is a luxury leisure complex resort located in the south east of Kazakhstan, approximately 50km east of the former capital Almaty. The proposed development is laid over 980 hectares on a greenfield site, located at the foothills of the Tian Shan mountain range, which separates Kazakhstan and China. Assessments, provided by Ramboll, included information that could be used to forecast costs, enabling our client to consider possible phasing options.
The construction of the new E18 motorway will secure a higher traffic capacity, easier access and a more predictable travel time through villages and areas in Østfold. The E18 road is split in to nine road sections, stretching from Vinterbro all the way to Sweden's boarder. This project focuses on the 6th section, between Knapstad and Akershus border, and involves preparation of zoning plans as well as the construction plans.
Designed by award-winning artist Olafur Eliasson, Cirkelbroen enables walkers and cyclists to cross Christianshavns Kanal in stylish fashion. The bridge smoothly swings open to allow large vessels to pass.
TfL is replacing the three span Power Road Bridge, which carries the A406 North Circular Road (Gunnersbury Avenue) over two Network Rail lines. This complex project involves diversion of utilities onto a new service bridge, and highway bridge deck demolition and replacement works without the need for road closure.
The London 2012 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games was Britain's largest peacetime logistical exercise and a major challenge for Transport for London (TfL). London's road network had suffered decades of under-investment preceding TfL’s ownership, and the highest priority structures had to be in a state of good repair before the Games began.
The Centre Park Link is a highways scheme designed to relieve traffic congestion and increase the attractiveness of Warrington as a place to live. As ECI design consultants, Ramboll undertook detailed design to BIM Level 2 compliance.
Highbury Corner bridge in central London was one of the eight highest priority structures on Transport for London’s (TfL) road network that were identified as needing intervention and investment. It had to be replaced to reduce the need for disruptive emergency closures in the future. Despite unusual complexities and constraints, full deck replacement took place with only a 20-day road closure and a 195hr rail possession.
The problem of road congestion on the A605 road, resulting from increased rail traffic through the Kings Dyke level crossing, needed an ambitious diversion scheme that involved a new road and bridge, rail works, ground works and landscaping.
Within Finland, Sweden and Norway in particular, Ramboll has been extensively involved in the establishment of the Nordic Triangle transport corridor, part of EU’s TEN-T road network, linking this region closer to the rest of Europe and beyond. As a part of the Nordic Triangle transport corridor, the E18 stretches all the way across southern Finland from Turku via the Helsinki metropolitan area to Vaalimaa at the Russian border providing a fast route to Eastern markets. Leading the consulting consortium in charge of construction design, Ramboll plays a central role in the E18 motorway extension from Koskenkylä to Kotka.
Ramboll is engaged as the main consultant on the stretch of the new E18 motorway between Grimstad and Kristiansand. The new motorway will significantly improve the Norwegian infrastructure and will improve living conditions for local communities living along the existing road.
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.
The line between Aarhus and Hobro in Jutland, Denmark is being upgraded in preparation for high speed trains. This will help reduce travel time between Aalborg in the country’s north and Aarhus to one hour.
In order to improve the connection between Sørli and Lillehammer in Norway, Ramboll is planning a new 70-kilometre double track railway line.
The road bridge carrying the A1 Holloway Road over the railway line at Upper Holloway station has been replaced. The £25m rebuild project is part of a Transport for London (TfL) scheme to improve London's roads and public spaces. It has been challenging and complex from feasibility to implementation.
The competition-winning design for the second road bridge crossing in Poole Harbour is a steel bascule bridge known as ‘Twin Sails’ for its distinctive silhouette when open …
Having served as Helsinki's cargo port for almost 100 years, Jätkäsaari will be transformed into an attractive urban residential area by 2025. The Jätkäsaari construction project consists of various commissions, which Ramboll is planning in connection with numerous client and cooperative partners.
Elsinore Harbour is the home of a new subterranean maritime museum. Ramboll has made the subterranean museum possible, with its innovative solutions and cross-disciplinary collaborations. The museum is one of a kind – also on an international scale. It is situated underground and under the sea level, encircling a 150m dry dock where the wharf used to be.
The new 53,000m2 Niels Bohr Science Park is to consist of two separate buildings on either side of one of the busiest roads into the centre of Copenhagen. Ramboll experts teamed up with subconsultants from Vilhelm Lauritzen, Christensen & Co, GHB Landskabsarkitekter and Collin Gordon and Associates to provide an all encompassing proposal for the design of the building and its surroundings.
The project consists of a 1.8 kilometre cut and cover tunnel, consisting of mechanical and electrical installations, several road and railway bridges (including railway bridges at Langenæs, Åhavevej and Viby Ringgade), and all temporary structures.
Copenhagen’s sustainable new neighbourhood, Nordhavn, will be enriched with an artificial island that provides the framework for a major underground car park, apartments with sea-views and an office building of slate.
A new campus for the university college, UCC, as well as shops, offices and a 100-metre tall residential tower covering an area of 101.000m2 will be the first of 16 building zones, which together will form a rejuvenated district in central Copenhagen known as Carlsberg City.
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.
The project for “Nordhavnsvej” is the first stage of a new road to Copenhagen’s Nordhavn (North Harbour). Nordhavn is an old industrial and port area, planned to be developed into a new urban area in the north-eastern part of Copenhagen. When fully developed, the urban area is planned for 40,000 residents and 40,000 workplaces.