Slagelse Pedestrian Bridge is a 60-meter complex steel bridge located over Slagelse Station for the municipality of Slagelse in Denmark.
Its complex geometry was solved with the help of Tekla Live Link for Grasshopper. This allowed Rambøll to work on the project in the early design phases with the ability to reposition the main geometry.
Adopting new technologies
This project was selected as a local winner because it demonstrates the benefits of adopting new technologies and challenging the status quo. Together with their partners, Ramboll has developed a BIM model that carries all necessary information to build the bridge using Tekla structures, Tekla Live link for grasshopper, and SiteVision. The customer has also used Tekla Model Sharing in successful cross-border collaboration.
The benefits of using BIM and Trimble software
BaneDanmark, who is the project approver, has seen a significant reduction in change orders when using this new technology in this project. The use of Tekla Model Sharing allowed all parties to work together and use the same information. This was important during the project as the COVID-19 lockdown separated the project team. Once completed, the model was shared with the steel fabricator, who was also using Tekla.
A single model ensures a clash-free design and that the structure is constructible. The 3D-model also enhances the understanding of the scope of work on the site.
Participants that use the model
- Project architectural design is by Dissing & Weitling
- Rambøll did steel and concrete design and Tekla modeling
- Foundation construction by Aarsleff Rail
- Steel production by HSM