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Old February 11th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #2461
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We have a tradition to do it like this in Norway. Tell the politicians that no other developed country does it like this, you'll get the same answer. Tradition. Slow and painful.
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Old February 11th, 2014, 11:00 PM   #2462
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Tendering starts for a 1.5 long tunnel and 1km widening of Fv7 alongside Hardangerfjord - to replace this piece of road:
From a tourist's point of view, this is really a shame!
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Old February 11th, 2014, 11:59 PM   #2463
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From a tourist's point of view, this is really a shame!
The old road will remain, but it will be closed to through traffic in winter.
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Old February 12th, 2014, 10:05 PM   #2464
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E18 Larvik

Contracts have been signed to construct a motorway around Larvik. It's part of the E18 upgrade. The 7 kilometer segment runs from Bommestad to Sky and is the Larvik bypass. Swedish construction company Skanska won the tender for the new route. The Farris Bridge in Larvik was contracted separately to Bilfinger about 3 months ago.

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Old February 13th, 2014, 09:53 AM   #2465
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From a tourist's point of view, this is really a shame!
I do not believe this is the number one touristic route in Norway, due to the high traffic volumes. Scenic yes, but unpleasant. The situation might have changed since the tunnel bypassing the Skjervet hairpins on Rv13 got complete. The route Rv13/E16 over Voss might be more attractive to the heavy vehicles than Fv7.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 10:54 PM   #2466
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I do not believe this is the number one touristic route in Norway, due to the high traffic volumes. Scenic yes, but unpleasant. The situation might have changed since the tunnel bypassing the Skjervet hairpins on Rv13 got complete. The route Rv13/E16 over Voss might be more attractive to the heavy vehicles than Fv7.
Heavy vehicles choose RV13/E16 because it is wider and more comfortable. In old days, when Granvinstunnelen did not exist and today's E16 between Dale and Bergen was even worse than the road on the picture, at that time did the trucks use Fv7. I drove Fv 7 several times, admittedly in summer, and I never met any trucks there. On the downside, it has been packed with toll stations all along.
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Old February 13th, 2014, 11:46 PM   #2467
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I do not believe this is the number one touristic route in Norway, due to the high traffic volumes. Scenic yes, but unpleasant. The situation might have changed since the tunnel bypassing the Skjervet hairpins on Rv13 got complete. The route Rv13/E16 over Voss might be more attractive to the heavy vehicles than Fv7.
It's probably not number one, but it is part of one of 18 designated "National Tourist Routes".



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Old February 14th, 2014, 09:11 PM   #2468
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It's probably not number one, but it is part of one of 18 designated "National Tourist Routes".

http://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en
And see what pic they have on their site:
http://www.nasjonaleturistveger.no/en/hardanger#img5
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Old February 15th, 2014, 02:53 PM   #2469
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Contracts have been signed to construct a motorway around Larvik. It's part of the E18 upgrade. The 7 kilometer segment runs from Bommestad to Sky and is the Larvik bypass. Swedish construction company Skanska won the tender for the new route. The Farris Bridge in Larvik was contracted separately to Bilfinger about 3 months ago.
I thought the bypass is already u/c since fall 2013, isn't it? (source)
Have the works already been actuated?

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E39 The Eiganes tunnel (Stavanger): 4,5 km (feb. 2014 - 2019)
Is it already u/c?

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Old February 15th, 2014, 03:25 PM   #2470
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E39 The Eiganes tunnel (Stavanger): 4,5 km (feb. 2014 - 2019)
Is it already u/c?
They will start construction of the Eiganes tunnel this spring. They've started construction of the Ryfast tunnel at Solbakk and Hundvåg.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1560474&page=2
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Old February 15th, 2014, 03:43 PM   #2471
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I thought the bypass is already u/c since fall 2013, isn't it? (source)
Have the works already been actuated?
As far as I know construction on the Farrisbrua began earlier than the rest of the project (it was a separate contract).
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Old February 19th, 2014, 12:55 PM   #2472
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Fv. 714 Dolmsund Bridge

Construction of the Dolmsund Bridge between Dolmøya and Hitra Islands, west of Trondheim. It will open in 2015. The main span is 190 meters. This is a fairly long main span for this bridge type (the longest in the world has a main span of 260 meters, the Gateway Bridge in Brisbane).





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Old February 19th, 2014, 01:48 PM   #2473
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Which kind of bridge is this?
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Old February 19th, 2014, 01:56 PM   #2474
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A concrete bridge using the cantilever principle with segments, also called a segmental bridge though it also looks like a concrete box girder bridge.

There are very few main spans over 200 meters with this bridge type. Longer spans are usually built as arch, cable-stayed of suspension bridge. Only steel truss cantilever bridge tend to be longer (up to 350 m) but they are rare in Europe (very common in North America though).
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Old February 25th, 2014, 04:21 PM   #2475
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The new Hardanger bridge gets less traffic than expected half a year after the opening. Anticipated adt was 1.950 but the real one ended up being 733.

http://www.nrk.no/hordaland/dropper-...ngt-1.11567086
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Old February 25th, 2014, 04:33 PM   #2476
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It got 733 vehicles in January. That is not a representative month at all, in fact January often carries the lowest monthly volume in a year. The unreliablity of the Hardangervidda crossing during the winter may add to that.

Traffic on Norwegian roads, especially farther from the urban centers, fluctuates considerably during the year, the June-July ADT could be 200 or 250% of that in January or February.

I think it's too soon to jump to conclusions, especially if it was based on a single month.

This chart shows the 2013 volume increased significantly after the bridge opened:
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Old February 25th, 2014, 11:34 PM   #2477
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OMG Norway, all these big bridges/tunnels for a few hundred or maybe a few thousand cars a day, much of the traffic is of course returning cars, so some of these monster projects might actually be used by a little as 300-500 ppl a day?
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Old February 26th, 2014, 01:12 AM   #2478
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You've got to somehow spend your oil wealth, right?
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Old February 27th, 2014, 12:38 AM   #2479
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It's not like they've run out of sensible infrastructure projects to spend the money on and are doing these just for fun..
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Old February 27th, 2014, 01:00 PM   #2480
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The new Hardanger bridge gets less traffic than expected half a year after the opening. Anticipated adt was 1.950 but the real one ended up being 733.

http://www.nrk.no/hordaland/dropper-...ngt-1.11567086
Norwegians had a national road conference in Bergen two weeks ago. One of the key topics was the discussion of options to build a decent road connection between Oslo and Bergen. Currently, there are four main alternatives (E16 over Filefjell, E16/52 over Hemsedal, 7 over Hardangervidda and 7/13/E134 over Haukeli). The distance as the crow flies between the cities is 304 km. The routes are 456 to 519 km in length, windy, climbing up to 1000+ metres, narrow and lousy. The driving time is 7+ hours, which was presented as a bad achievement compared to the 4+ hours driving time Stockholm-Gothenburg (440 km).

There are four presentations available to discuss the aspects of three options (north, middle and south):

http://www.veikonferansen.no/media/2...t_og_vest.pptx
http://www.veikonferansen.no/media/2..._7_u_film.pptx
http://www.veikonferansen.no/media/2...and_E_134.pptx
http://www.veikonferansen.no/media/O...kelivegen.pptx

The first presentation more or less advertises the current route over E16. The remaining ones take a more professional approach. The third presentation shows rather detailed ideas, like building a second bridge over Hardangerfjorden (having a span of 1700 meters).

The presentations are in Norwegian. I am sorry about that.
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