It was the main road connection between the islands until the Farø Bridges were opened in 1985, which now provide a road link to the western end of Møn.
The Bridge is 745 metres long and 10.7 metres wide. The central arch span is 127 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres. Construction commenced 1939 and the bridge was opened on 30 May 1943. It is of steel arched construction, having 10 piers in the sea from which the arches spring.