Andøy Bridge

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Andøy Bridge
Andøy Bridge.jpg
View of the bridge
Coordinates 68°57′48″N 15°38′36″E / 68.9633°N 15.6433°E / 68.9633; 15.6433Coordinates: 68°57′48″N 15°38′36″E / 68.9633°N 15.6433°E / 68.9633; 15.6433
Carries 82
Crosses Risøysundet
Locale Andøy, Norway
Total length 750 metres (2,460 ft)
Longest span 110 metres (360 ft)
No. of spans 21
Clearance below 30 metres (98 ft)
Opened 1974

The Andøy Bridge (Norwegian: Andøybrua) is a cantilever road bridge that crosses the Risøysundet strait between the islands of Andøya and Hinnøya in Nordland county, Norway. The northern end of the bridge is located in the village of Risøyhamn. The bridge is 750 metres (2,460 ft) long, the main span is 110 metres (360 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 30 metres (98 ft). The bridge has 21 spans.[1][2]

The Andøy Bridge was opened in 1974. It was one of four bridges that were built in the 1970s to connect the islands of Vesterålen to each other. The other bridges that were built during that period are the Hadsel Bridge, Sortland Bridge, and Kvalsaukan Bridge. Together with the Tjeldsund Bridge near Harstad these bridges connect the islands of Vesterålen to the mainland. The Andøy Bridge was a toll bridge for many years after its opening.

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  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-08-03. 
  2. ^ Andøy Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-08-03.