Kvalsund Bridge

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Kvalsund Bridge
Kvalsundbrua
Kvalsundbrua1.jpg
View of the bridge
Carries 94
Crosses Kvalsundet
Locale Kvalsund Municipality, Norway
Design suspension bridge
Total length 741 metres (2,431 ft)
Longest span 525 metres (1,722 ft)
Vertical clearance 26 metres (85 ft)
Opened 1977
Coordinates 70°30′48″N 23°57′03″E / 70.5134°N 23.9508°E / 70.5134; 23.9508Coordinates: 70°30′48″N 23°57′03″E / 70.5134°N 23.9508°E / 70.5134; 23.9508

Kvalsund Bridge (Norwegian: Kvalsundbrua) is a suspension bridge in Kvalsund Municipality, Finnmark county, Norway. The bridge crosses the Kvalsundet strait between the mainland and the island of Kvaløya. The bridge is located just west of the village of Kvalsund and about 25 kilometres (16 mi) south of the town of Hammerfest.[1]

Opened for traffic in 1977, the 741-metre (2,431 ft) long bridge has 11 spans, the main span being 525 metres (1,722 ft). The maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres (85 ft). Kvalsund Bridge is the 56th longest suspension bridge in the world, and also the northernmost suspension bridge in the world.[2][3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kvalsund Bru" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  2. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2013-01-25. 
  3. ^ Kvalsund Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2013-01-25.

External links[edit]

Media related to Kvalsund Bridge at Wikimedia Commons