Älvsborg Bridge

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Älvsborgsbron
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Carries Six lanes of traffic, pedestrians and bicycles
Crosses Göta Älv
Locale Gothenburg
Maintained by Swedish National Road Administration
Design Suspension
Total length 933m
Height 107m
Longest span 417m
Clearance below 45m
Construction begin Autumn 1963
Construction end December 1967
Opened November 8, 1966
Daily traffic 65 000
Coordinates 57°41′27″N 11°54′5″E / 57.69083°N 11.90139°E / 57.69083; 11.90139

The Älvsborg Bridge is a suspension bridge over Göta älv in Gothenburg, Sweden, which connects the north and the south part of the city. It was built in 1966 and designed by Sven Olof Asplund. The total length of the bridge is 933 metres and distance between the towers ("main span") is 417 metres, while the clearance below the bridge is 45 metres. The pylons are 107 metres tall making the bridge one of Gothenburg's most prominent landmarks.

The bridge was painted green for the 1995 World Championships in Athletics which Gothenburg hosted. Work started in 1993 and used about 36,000 litres of paint.

The bridge was the finish line for the 2005–06 Volvo Ocean Race.

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The silhouette of the Älvsborg Bridge from Ramberget, a misty afternoon. The Eriksberg crane in the foreground.

Coordinates: 57°41′27″N 11°54′5″E / 57.69083°N 11.90139°E / 57.69083; 11.90139