Bortne Tunnel

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Bortne Tunnel
Overview
LocationSogn og Fjordane, Norway
Coordinates61°50′42″N 5°23′41″E / 61.8451°N 5.3948°E / 61.8451; 5.3948Coordinates: 61°50′42″N 5°23′41″E / 61.8451°N 5.3948°E / 61.8451; 5.3948
StatusOpen
Route616
StartBortnen
EndSørdalsvatnet
Operation
Work begun2010
Opened2013
TrafficAutomotive
Technical
Length4,758 metres (15,610 ft)

The Bortne Tunnel (Norwegian: Bortnetunnelen) is a road tunnel in Bremanger Municipality in Sogn og Fjordane county, Norway. The 4,758-metre (15,610 ft) long tunnel was built from 2010 to 2013 and was opened in the summer of 2013.[1] The tunnel is part of Norwegian County Road 616 and it connects the village of Bortnen to an area along lake Sørdalsvatnet, about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) north of the municipal center of Svelgen.

The tunnel was built as part of a large project to connect the islands of Bremangerlandet and Frøya to the mainland with a direct connection to the municipal center of Svelgen. This tunnel is the final leg of this project.[2] After this tunnel opened, the ferry connection from Smørhamn to Kjelkenes (across the Frøysjøen strait) was discontinued.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A.; Lotsberg, Gunnar (eds.). "Road Tunnels in Norway > 3 000 m". Road Tunnels in Norway. Retrieved 2013-10-29.
  2. ^ "Fakta om Fv616 Bremangersambandet 2" (in Norwegian). Statens vegvesen.