Grenland Bridge

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Grenland bridge
Grenlandsbrua.JPG
Grenlandsbrua, seen from Breviksbrua
Official name Grenlandsbrua
Carries Two lanes on European route E18
Crosses Frierfjord
Locale Porsgrunn / Bamble, Telemark, Norway
Design Asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge
Total length 608 m (1,995 ft)
Width 12 m (39 ft)
Height 168 m (551 ft)
Longest span 305 m (1,001 ft)
Clearance below 50 m (164 ft)
Construction cost NOK180 million[1]
Opened 1996
Coordinates 59°3′9″N 9°40′39″E / 59.05250°N 9.67750°E / 59.05250; 9.67750Coordinates: 59°3′9″N 9°40′39″E / 59.05250°N 9.67750°E / 59.05250; 9.67750

Grenland Bridge (in Norwegian Grenlandsbrua) is Norway's highest cable-stayed bridge with a tower height of 168 metres (551 ft). The bridge, which opened in 1996, is on route E18. It crosses the Frierfjord, a fjord which separates the municipalities of Porsgrunn and Bamble in Telemark county. When built, it replaced Brevik Bridge as the primary route across the fjord.

The 608-metre (1,995 ft) long bridge uses cable stayed construction to provide clearance for vessels up to 50 metres (164 ft) in height. The stay cables are arranged in 21 cable pairs with lengths from 84 to 287 metres (276 to 942 ft). The bridge's span is 305 metres (1,001 ft).[2]

Grenlandsbrua by night as seen from Cocheplassen, Stathelle.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Reference Portfolio - Grenland Bridge, Aas Jakobsen, retrieved 9 August 2014 
  2. ^ Grenland Bridge at Structurae

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