With an increasing involvement in recent years, the design of bridges has been a natural part of our Dr.techn. Olav Olsen’s activity ever since it was founded in 1962. More recently the company has been involved in the development of novel crossing concepts for bridges in both air and water. The company has a unique background in developing submerged floating tunnel concepts, and has conducted several studies for crossings in Norway and abroad, recently also for the crossing of the Sognefjord as part of the campaign for a new ferry free coastal highway E39.

The process of modern bridge design requires expert engineering skills, creativity and esthetical flair. We selectively have concentrated our talent on crossing projects where we can take advantage of efficient structural systems, developments in materials or construction techniques to create elegant and innovative designs. The capability to combine esthetical quality with cost efficiency has been a success factor in bridge design competitions. The company conducts designs of different type of bridges and other relevant infrastructures such as tunnel portals, culverts and retaining structures. Our clients are both bridge owners and contractors.


Our services include:
• Concept development and feasibility studies
• Pre-engineering
• Detailed design and bid specifications
• Inspection
• Rehabilitation and retrofit

Dr.techn. Olav Olsen has formed strategic alliances for providing more integrated services towards interdisciplinary road and rail projects. Together with our allied partners we offer comprehensive planning, design, tendering and controlling services.