St Lars Bridge

Sustainability and green

For in-depth information on sustainability aspects of this project, please view the related Sustainability case study in PDF.

Our technical solution for the bridge and modification of the landscape significantly reduced the environmental impact of production and transportation. Our new proposal did not include rerouting the river, so we avoided casting a new concrete channel.

The new bridge has also increased accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, drivers and public transport. The new route has also provided a safer traffic environment with fewer accidents.

Some of the resource and environmental savings:
• Materials and transportation savings. Skanska designed a proposal that reduced the need for excavation and fill materials. Fewer materials also reduced the need for transportation (CO2 emissions generated by local transportation were reduced by at least 50 tonnes).

• The Tinnerbäcken River did not need to be rerouted. The original plan was to reroute the river through a concrete channel. By preserving the stretch of water under the bridge, turbidity and other environmental impacts were avoided.