Pier Bridge (Pirbrua) spans the river Nidelva
New bascule bridge with distinctive fins in steel at the river Nidelven in Trondheim.
- Road Bridges and Tunnels
- 2007 - 2009
- The Norwegian State Transportations Agency
Dissing+Weitling and COWI's proposal for a new bascule bridge won the 2007 competition for a new passage over the Nidelven in the Norwegian city of Trondheim.
The bridge is a bascule design with a free span of 16 metres, two road lanes as well as pedestrian and cycle paths cantilevered from the longitudinal box girders.
The bascule's two fins repeat the triangular figures from the box girders supports and contribute both to a substantial lightening of the structure and to the bridge's characteristic, pronounced profile. At night the bridge is lit by fittings integrated in the handrails.