InTrans / Aug 14, 2018

Timber Bridges in Nordic Countries

The Nordic Timber Bridge Programme is a cooperative
programme for Sweden, Finland, Denmark
and Norway, with the head of the working group and
the chairman from Norway. The participants in this
programme come from the Timber Industries, the
Timber Research Institutes and Public Roads
Administration in the various Nordic countries. The
paper will describe the most essential points in ‰ÛÏwhy
and how‰Û this Timber Bridge Programme was
established. The objective was to increase the
knowledge of timber used in bridges, and timber
bridges vis-ÌÁ-vis architects, engineers and politicians
regarding material and construction preference and
disadvantage, environmental aspects, construction
costs and service life costs. The aim is to construct
more timber bridges at the sacrifice of steel and
concrete bridges.