Måløy Bridge

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Måløy Bridge
Måløybrua
Måløybrua.JPG
Måløy Bridge
Carries 15
Crosses Måløystraumen
Locale Vågsøy Municipality, Norway
Design Cantilever
Total length 1,224 m (4,016 ft)
Longest span 125 m (410 ft)
Number of spans 34
Clearance below 42 m (138 ft)
Construction begin November 1971
Opened December 1973
Inaugurated 11 July 1974
Coordinates 61°55′37″N 05°07′46″E / 61.92694°N 5.12944°E / 61.92694; 5.12944Coordinates: 61°55′37″N 05°07′46″E / 61.92694°N 5.12944°E / 61.92694; 5.12944

The Måløy Bridge (Norwegian: Måløybrua) is a cantilever road bridge in Vågsøy Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The bridge connects the village area of Degnepoll on the mainland and the town of Måløy on the island of Vågsøy. The bridge carries Norwegian national road 15 over the Måløystraumen strait and Måløy island. The bridge is 1,224 metres (4,016 ft) long, the longest spans are 125 metres (410 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 42 metres (138 ft). In total, the bridge has 34 spans.[1]

Wind speed indicator

Construction started in 1971, and it was officially opened by King Olav V on 11 July 1974, although the bridge was actually opened for traffic in December of 1973. King Olav came to the opening by ship, returning from a visit to Iceland. The opening of the bridge had to be postponed for a day because the Royal Yacht got delayed by bad weather while at sea.[2] The Måløy Bridge was the longest bridge in Norway at the time of its opening. It cost NOK 32 million to construct and was a toll bridge until 1984. The bridge is built to stand wind up to 75 metres per second (170 mph), however vehicles can't stand anything near that. There are boards on each side of the bridge showing the amount of wind, and the bridge has been closed several times because of strong winds.

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  1. ^ "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Retrieved 2010-07-22. 
  2. ^ "Måløybrua - Noregs lengste bru i 1974" (in Norwegian). Fylkesarkivet. Retrieved 2010-07-22. 

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