The just about five-mile (8km) bridge linking Denmark and Sweden gets a brand new lick of paint for the primary time because it opened to visitors in 2000, however it’ll take an estimated 13 years to finish the mission.
The Oresund (Öresund if you’re Swedish, or Øresund for those who’re a Dane) Bridge, made well-known by means of the Nordic noir TV crime collection The Bridge, wishes the recent coat of paint to handle its metal construction. The mission will contain portray 300,000 squarem of bridge.
“The highest layer of the five-layer portray device will put on out throughout the subsequent 10 years, so we need to follow a brand new most sensible layer in an effort to handle the decrease ranges, which offer protection to the metal from corrosion,” stated the mission supervisor, Johan Nord.
The bridge used to be ultimate painted in sections on land prior to being assembled over the waterway. This time, a unique platform has needed to be fastened beside the bridge, with the workmen placing from gantry cranes over the Oresund strait.
The German business provider supplier Muehlhan has been selected for the primary two years of the mission, wherein a space similar to 42 soccer fields might be painted black.
“It’s an excessively particular task since you are running 20 to 30 metres above sea degree placing in gantry cranes to get get entry to to the bridge,” stated the executive govt of Muehlhan Denmark, Jens Mørk.
Mørk stated he anticipated all of the mission would use between 300,000 and 400,000 litres of paint.