In suburban neighbourhood of Bergen, Norway, a new cycle and footbridge has been commissioned to cross a busy street and a railway track. The state authority, Statens vegvesen, was looking for a maintenance free design that can withstand extreme weather and de-icing salt agents. What’s more, steel was excluded because it would interfere with the overhead line from the trains.
Paradis Bridge | Royal HaskoningDHV

We designed a hybrid truss with cable stays made for 100% out of Fibre Reinforced Polymers. The modern design of the truss relays in a contemporary way to the industrial rail architecture.
Paradis Bridge | Royal HaskoningDHV
Paradis Bridge | Royal HaskoningDHV

ClientStatens VegvesenPeriod2016 - 2019
LocationBergen, NorwayServicesArchitecture, Structural Design, FRP engineering
ScopeComposite (FRP) cycle and footbridge, main span 42 metreTeamJoris Smits, Liesbeth Tromp, Kees van IJselmuijden, Maria Selkou

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Liesbeth Tromp

Project Manager & Consultant Fiber Reinforced Polymers

Rotterdam, NL

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Kees van IJselmuijden

Senior Structural Engineer

Amsterdam, NL

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