The bridge at Nygaardstangen will be a part of a new system of foot- and cycling paths around the Store Lungegårdsvann bay in Bergen. The south end of the bridge, located next to Bergen fire station, will be founded upon a 6 m thick landfill which forms a viewing platform by the bay. Future plans include a helicopter landing platform on the landfill.

Client: The Norwegian Public Roads Administration, Western Region
Architects: Studio Granda
Engineers:  EFLA
Design: 2016
Construction: 2018

Nygårdstangen bicycle & footbridge, Bergen by Studio Granda - Sheet3
©Veronika Stuksrud

The new steel bridge has a free width of 6 m, and crosses an inlet of the bay into an open area outside the AdO Arena and the Amalie Skram high school. The project scope includes the planning and design of a pedestrian and cycling path and the design of an underwater landfill.

Nygårdstangen bicycle & footbridge, Bergen by Studio Granda - Sheet9
©Veronika Stuksrud
Nygårdstangen bicycle & footbridge, Bergen by Studio Granda - Sheet
©Veronika Stuksrud

The bridge design is a steel box girder with a varying box height over a 60 m span, with partly hidden 6 m long end spans at either end. The bridge abutments are made of concrete, founded upon drilled steel piles.


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