Skjomen Bridge

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Skjomen Bridge
Skjomenbrua
Skjomen bridge.jpg
View of the bridge
Carries E06
Crosses Skjomen
Locale Narvik, Norway
Total length 711 metres (2,333 ft)
Longest span 525 metres (1,722 ft)
Number of spans 9
Vertical clearance 35 metres (115 ft)
Opened 1972
Coordinates 68°22′15″N 017°14′27″E / 68.37083°N 17.24083°E / 68.37083; 17.24083Coordinates: 68°22′15″N 017°14′27″E / 68.37083°N 17.24083°E / 68.37083; 17.24083

Skjomen Bridge (Norwegian: Skjomen bru) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Skjomen fjord near the town of Narvik in Nordland county, Norway. The 711-metre (2,333 ft) bridge has a main span of 525 metres (1,722 ft). The maximum clearance to the sea is 35 metres (115 ft). The bridge has nine spans, and it is part of the European route E6 highway. Skjomen Bridge was opened in 1972.[1]

The Skjomen bridge from the south side of the Skjomen fjord

In popular culture[edit]

The Roadblock for The Amazing Race 17 was filmed at this bridge. The contestant had to rappel down a rope hanging from the bridge and then climb back up the rope.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-05-23. 

External links[edit]

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