The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has conducted a research project where they have assessed the impacts of building a new Mjøsa Bridge from wood, concrete or steel. Building a new Mjøsa Bridge from wood will be a sustainable alternative.
A new Mjøsa Bridge built from wood will give environmental benefits
It has also been estimated that by building the Mjøsa Bridge from wood, it will be possible to prevent the emission of approximately 23,500 tons of CO2, compared with the other options. This means that with current traffic levels, cars will be able to cross the Mjøsa Bridge “CO2-neutrally” for 25 years if the bridge is built from wood rather than concrete (based on estimated emissions of CO2 125 g/km per car).
A new Mjøsa Bridge built from wood would therefore be a good example of Moelven’s climate-smart products, which utilise all of the positive characteristics of wood, in interaction with other materials.
It is technically, financially, aesthetically and architecturally fully justifiable to build the new Mjøsa Bridge from wood.