Degree of Freedom is an international civil and structural engineering practice with offices in Oslo, Valencia, Gdansk and Athens. We design bridges, buildings and special structures, in timber, steel, and concrete. We are architecture oriented and innovative.
WSP Sverige contracted Degree of freedom to do the detailed design for a new 150m long concrete bridge across Hässlösundet in Lake Mälaren south of Västerås, Sweden. The existing Björnö bridge was in poor condition and will be replaced by a new broader bridge with higher bearing capacity. Degree of freedom performed the calculation of the structure and substructures based on the preliminary design documents.
The new bridge is located south of the existing bridge with about 10 meters of gap to enable a dock bridge to be built, where work vehicles for the construction of the new bridge and demolition of the existing bridge can be performed.
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