Ruukki has signed a contract to install steel structures for a bridge over the Kyrönsalmi strait in Savonlinna, Finland.

The bridge is part of the highway 14 development and Ruukki’s customer in the project is YIT Construction.

The new bridge will be built to the south of the existing bridge spanning the Kyrönsalmi strait. The bridge will be over 400m long and consist of a steel composite girder bridge and a bascule bridge to allow clearance for shipping.

Ruukki will start manufacturing the structures for the bridge later this year, but most of the work will be done during 2010. The bridge will open to traffic in summer 2011.

Ruukki’s earlier bridge construction projects in Finland include the Isohaara bridge on highway 4 spanning the Kemijoki river and the Mälkiä canal bridge on highway 6 in Lappeenran.