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GOOD FOR WOOD

The 182m long Flisa crossing in Norway, claimed to be the largest timber road bridge in the world, is nearing completion near Lillehammer. The two 70t glulam trusses for the main 83m span have been craned into place across the river Glomma, and erection of the side span trusses will start next week, weather permitting. Then the prestressed timber plank decking will be installed, ready to carry two lanes of road traffic and a pedestrian walkway. Total construction time is planned to be less than five months, thanks to the re-use of existing foundations for an earlier steel bridge. Cost is £1.42M.

Client is Statens Vegvesen Public Road Administration, and the trusses were fabricated by Moelven Limtre.

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