[new article] Hålogaland: a Chinese bridge in Norway

I have a new article up on the contract awarded in October to Sichuan Road & Bridge Group (SRBG) for the steelwork of the Hålogaland bridge in northern Norway. This is the first time SRBG wins a tender in Europe: while they have a long history of activities overseas, so far they were restricted to Asia and Africa, in particular with a long presence in Eritrea. At home, they’re behind quite a few rather impressive bridges, including the Xihoumen, the second longest suspension bridge in the world. Somewhat less impressive is Chuanjiao, a company related to SRBG, one of whose bridges partially collapsed during construction last May, adding another fatal incident to China’s record of falling bridges.

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