When a motorway bridge collapses
Mere seconds after a vehicle had passed the motorway bridge collapsed. FORCE Technology was appointed as head of the commission to find the cause of the collapse.
The collapsed motorway bridge was under construction north of Copenhagen in Denmark. Luckily, no one was injured.
The police quickly contacted us, and early the next morning our concrete expert, Jens Henriksen, was at the scene. Together with experts from Sweco, Nira and the Technical University of Denmark, he came up with a plan for gathering evidence and photo documentation.
The Danish Ministry of Transport and Building appointed Jens Henriksen as head of the commission. The cause of the collapse turned out to be faulty calculations that resulted in insufficient support during the casting.“We´ve been working for almost a year on an incredible amount of data covering many different disciplines. It´s been interesting to collaborate across the various organisations and stakeholder,” explains Jens Henriksen.