Degree of Freedom is an international civil and structural engineering practice with offices in Oslo, Valencia and Athens. We design bridges, buildings and special structures, in timber, steel, and concrete. We are architecture oriented and innovative.
Degree of freedom has designed, in collaboration with Multiconsult, the new “Gateway of Norway”. The bridge will clearly tell the travelers on the E18 high-way between Stockholm and Oslo that they have reached Norway.
The bridge is an 80m long painted box girder bridge with an asymmetrical cross section and a 52m tall pylon. The pylon is supported in three directions by stay cables, which allows a slender design. The pylon has a circular cross section with a varying optimized diameter (max. Ø 2m). In plan view the bridge deck has a 60m horizontal radius, and is supported on the outer edge by stay cables which transfer the forces to the pylon. From the inner to the outer edge the bridge is composed by to lanes for car traffic, and a pedestrian / cycle track.
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