When ship traffic is passing the nearly 200 meters long and more than 4,400 tonnes of heavy steel divides and swings around on a pillar with a diameter of 12 meters.
Odin's Bridge will be crewed by a watch. The watch communicates with the traffic and operate an advanced control system that controls traffic on land and opens and closes the bridge when the ships are passing through the canal.
Clever moving system
SH Group has delivered a moving system that consists of 34 hydraulic cylinders, all of them are special designed for this project. These cylinders partly tips, lifts and rotates the bridge swing span, and shoots punches in so swing bridge locks in the middle and is a solid bridge between the two access bridges. On each side of the bridge, a 3 x 90 kW hydraulic pump unit drives the cylinders.
Main contractor: MT Højgaard