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Faroe Islands

Bridge over Sanda

Overview

Project description

The Faroe Islands are an archipelago between the Norwegian Sea and the North Atlantic Ocean, approximately halfway between Norway and Iceland, 320 kilometers north-northwest of Great Britain. Infrastructure on the islands has been developed extensively and some 80 percent of the population is connected by tunnels through the mountains between the islands, bridges and causeways.

The bridge over Sanda is a 140 m long and 14.5 m wide road structure located between the cities of Torshavn and Argir on the largest island called Streymoy. Sleek V-type piers, well-balanced proportions of spans, and its deck make the bridge perfectly fit into the beautiful landscape.

mageba scope

A total of twelve RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings have been installed in the bridge’s two abutments and three piers. The load bearing capacity varies between 1,037 kN and 7,630 kN, while the maximum total longitudinal movement reaches 80 mm. mageba also supplied steel shim plates for the upper connection of the bearings to the deck. The bearing design was completed in accordance to ETA08/0115 and all products feature the CE label.

Moreover, the supply comprised TENSA-CRETE single gap joints with sinus plates on their surface hence reducing noise from over-passing traffic by up to 80 %. These joints are anchored in ROBO-FLEX, mageba’s quick-hardening and watertight polymer concrete.

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Key data

Products:

RESTON-SPHERICAL bearings of types KA-2, KE-1, KE-8, KF-2, TENSA-CRETE expansion joints of type RE-LS100

Installed:

2014–2015 by J & K Petersen Contractors

City:

Between the cities of Torshavn and Argir

Construction:

2014–2016

Structure:

Concrete bridge

Length:

140 m

Owner:

Tórshavn Municipality

Contractor:

J & K Petersen Contractors

Engineer:

LBF P/F