Åkviksundet Bridge

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Åkviksundet Bridge
Åkviksundet bru
Åkviksundet bru, fra Dønna.jpg
View of the bridge
Coordinates 66°01′38″N 12°17′50″E / 66.02715°N 12.29733°E / 66.02715; 12.29733Coordinates: 66°01′38″N 12°17′50″E / 66.02715°N 12.29733°E / 66.02715; 12.29733
Design Box girder bridge
Material Concrete
Total length 285 metres (935 ft)
Width 9.1 metres (30 ft)
Longest span 135 metres (443 ft)
No. of spans 3
Clearance below 24.2 metres (79 ft)
Construction start 1998
Construction end 1999
Inaugurated 19 June 1999

The Åkviksundet Bridge (Norwegian: Åkviksundet bru) is a box girder bridge that crosses the Åkviksundet strait between the islands of Dønna and Staulen in Nordland county, Norway. Together with the Hoholmen Bridge, it forms the road connection between the municipalities of Herøy and Dønna. The bridge is 285 metres (935 ft) long, the longest of the 3 spans is 135 metres (443 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 24.2 metres (79 ft). Jan-Eirik Nilsskog was the main engineer that built the bridge. The Åkviksundet Bridge was opened by King Harald V on 19 June 1999.[1][2][3]

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  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (499-200 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2011-12-29. 
  2. ^ Åkviksundet Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  3. ^ Nilsskog, Jan-Eirik; Wiggen, Øystein. "Aakviksundet Bridge". Retrieved 2011-12-29.