During the night on the 3rd and 4th of June it was quite a vision for the night owls on “Strandvejen” in Køge when a transportation for Bladt Industries was driven from the harbour in Køge to future “Køge Nord Station”. The transport is part of the contract which Bladt Industries perform for Banedanmark.
The transport consisted of six bridge sections for the future “Køge Nord Station”. The sections were transported about 8 kilometres and everything was well planned. Even a railing on the freeway was removed in order to have direct access to the construction site.
The transport consisted of six sections of 9.5 x approximately 35 metres. It weighted about 140 tons a piece and was transported in three rounds. The transportation was a part of Bladt Industries enterprise which besides the transport also includes all steel work, excavation, draining, foundation, concrete constructions, road surface, electrical power and the final fitting up of the bridge. The entire transportation went frictionless from the harbour in Køge to the final destination.
“We have tried this before, but it does not make it less important to plan it into the smallest details. Overall, this is an important project for us, and it will become a clear proof of our strength in delivering bridges” according to Søren Nielsen, Department Manager Zealand, Bladt Industries.
When the sections have reached their final destination, they will be partly equipped on the inside and outside. By September they will be placed on the final position on the bridge piers.
A spectacular construction
It is a very unique walkway which has already been elected by the American news agency CNN to be among the 11 most spectacular bridges in the world on their list “The most spectacular bridges in the world”.
The developer of the future walkway on “Køge Nord Station” is “Banedanmark”. The design is created by COBE and Dissing+Weitling with COWI as counsellors. You can follow the construction on www.køgenordstation.dk
The walkway will be 225 metres in length and about 9.5 metres wide. Its purpose is to connect the platforms on the station and thereby create a short passage for the approximately 8,000 passengers who daily pass through the area and allow them to easily switch train. The bridge will be above the future double-tracked railway, “Køge Bugt Motorvejen”, and the existing double-tracked S-train line.
The construction of the walkway started in July 2016 where site development and planning was initiated.