Bridging the CO2 gap

The building of wooden bridges has taken off in recent years, perhaps in response to increased environmental awareness.

Besides storing carbon dioxide, these bridges made of cross-laminated timber, have a lower impact on the climate thanks to lower energy consumption during production and their light weight.

Timber = less carbon footprint

They are also predominantly manufactured in the factory before being assembled on site, resulting in shorter  construction times and less of a carbon footprint from road transport. In the above photo you can see Älvsbackabron in Skellefteå, Sweden, which is the longest wooden bridge in the Nordic region – a full 130 metres for walking and biking.