Kupittaan kärki Partnership Project, Turku
We built the Atlantinsilta bridge in Jätkäsaari for the City of Helsinki. The bridge serves both local residents and passengers arriving at the West Terminal. There are lanes for trams and cars on the bridge.
The bridge was built over a waterway, which involved underwater diving, excavation and concreting operations. Foundation engineering, shore and quay structures, roads, municipal engineering, lighting and parts of the Madeiranaukio square were constructed in connection with the bridge construction. The project also involved a substantial amount of pile driving. For example, a total of approximately 14 kilometres of bored piles were driven.
“The Atlantinsilta contract required diverse competence from the contractor. The contract had a tight schedule with predefined milestones. Completing the contract required good cooperation from all of the parties involved,” says Project Director Jukka Repo from the City of Helsinki’s Public Works Department.
Due to the location of the site, more attention was paid to the occupational safety regarding, for example, wind conditions.
The completed bridge was opened to traffic in May 2021.The Atlantinsilta bridge construction received support from the European Union as part of the Twin-Port project concerning the development of the operations at the West Harbour in Helsinki and the Old City Harbour in Tallinn.