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NORDIC CONNECTOR

 

This page has all the images created for a project called Nordic Connector: a bridge / road between Vaasa Finland and Umeå Sweden. In some instances the project is also known as Kvarken Fixed Connection, Kvarkenbro or Kvarkenväg. New images are created as the project is developed. Project planning by Esa Eranti and Antti Talvitie, graphic design by Pietari Visanti VIS Graphics. All images to be used freely upon notification of the creators. Higher resolution images in PNG-format for publications available from pietari.visanti(at)visgraphics.fi. Last update 21.12.2020. New images will be published during 2024.

3D- RENDERINGS

Stayed-cable bridge 1

 

On seaway Kvarken Fixed Connection needs a bridge, which has clearance for Panamax-tankers. The span of the bridge could be around 400 meters.

Bridge 1

 

Most of Kvarken Fixed Connection has a clearance of 14 meters. Span is 100 meters. In some places there are wind power turbines near the bridge.

Bridge 2

 

View to the bridge from above, with a better view to the lanes and pedestrian walkway.

Bridge 3 in the evening

 

The wind turbines should have a long distance from the bridge due to safety reasons.

Embankment road 1

 

in addition to the bridge Kvarken Fixed Connection contains also long part of embankment road in 0-8 meter water depth.

Embankment road 2

 

View from above to the embankment road, with a better view to the culverts with 100 meter distance from each other.

MAPS

Map 1

 

Map which shows the general area between Vaasa and Umeå. Detail with the most cost efficient road option for Kvarken Fixed Connection.

Map with route options

 

Two different route options for Kvarken Fixed Connection.

Map with route options and nature reservations

 

Two different route options for Kvarken Fixed Connection. The map also includes current nature reservation areas.

Influence area

 

Map that shows the influence area of Kvarken Fixed Connection.

Section drawings

 

Kvarken Fixed Connection section drawings of the bridge and embankment road.

DIMENSION DRAWINGS

Projections

 

Projections of the bridge and embankment road.

OTHER DRAWINGS

Building process

 

Cartoon from different phases of the building process.

Movie

 

Movie which includes Kvarken Fixed Connection introduction, building process and visualizations. Movie in Youtube with 720dpi resolution. Length 3:52.

Stayed-cable bridge 2

 

On seaway Kvarken Fixed Connection needs a bridge, which has clearance for Panamax-tankers. The span of the bridge could be around 400 meters.

 

Maps and dimension drawings done with Adobe Illustrator CC 2021- software. Original files available upon request for publications.

Kvarken Fixed Connection- christmas card

This year Kvarken Fixed Connection- project was a natural choice for the christmas card of Eranti Engineering.