Ruoholahti bridge renovation in Helsinki
Work on the busiest roads in Finland must proceed quickly.
The Ruoholahti bridge in Helsinki over Mechelininkatu was a special and challenging renovation project in many ways. In terms of traffic volume, the bridge is one of the busiest roads in Finland (35,000–40,000 vehicles/day). The work had to be carried out quickly so that the traffic arrangements of the area worked all the time. Experience in the management and scheduling of demanding contracts came in handy.
The repair became imminent when the Public Works Department of the City of Helsinki and the Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment noticed water leaks and localised weathering of concrete during inspections of the bridge. The walkways in particular were in poor condition. The work began in April/May 2013 and was completed in October the same year.