Nygård Bridge

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Nygård Bridge (Norwegian: Nygårdsbroen) is a series of parallel bridges that cross Strømmen, the sound entering Store Lungegårdsvannet, in Bergen, Norway. Old Nygård Bridge dates from 1854 and carries the two tracks of the Bergen Light Rail as well as pedestrians and cyclists. New Nygård Bridge opened in 1978, and carries six lanes of European Route E39.[1] New Nygård Bridge II, built in 2008, carries the two lanes of the street Nygårdsgaten.[2]

The old bridge was opened in 1854 as a pedestrian and vehicle bridge. From 1884 to 1913, it carried the Voss Line of the Norwegian State Railways, and later a line of the Bergen Tramway when Line 1 was exdended in 1919, until it was closed down in 1963. In 1938, it was made twice the width.[1] In 2008, the old bridge was rebuilt to carry the Bergen Light Rail, while the street was moved to a new bridge, New Nygård Bridge II.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Schminke, Jimmy (2009). "Bybanen i Bergen: Status midt i byggeperioden". Lokaltrafikk (in Norwegian) 72: 20–30. 
  2. ^ a b Lindebotten, John (February 22, 2007). "Bybanen overtar Gamle Nygårdsbro". Bergens Tidende (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2009-11-13. 

Coordinates: 60°22′50″N 5°20′5″E / 60.38056°N 5.33472°E / 60.38056; 5.33472