Stavanger City Bridge
|Stavanger City Bridge
View of the bridge
|Total length||1,067 metres (3,501 ft)|
|Longest span||185 metres (607 ft)|
|No. of spans||24|
|Clearance above||26 metres (85 ft)|
|Opened||31 Jan 1978|
Stavanger City Bridge (Norwegian: Stavanger bybru) is a cable-stayed bridge in the city of Stavanger in Rogaland county, Norway. The bridge has one tower and it was one of the first larger cable-stayed bridge in Norway when it opened on 31 January 1978. The bridge crosses the Straumsteinsundet strait connecting the city centre of Stavanger to the small islands of Grasholmen and Sølyst. It is the main connection to the whole the borough of Hundvåg which is a series of islands that are all interconnected by small bridges.
The Stavanger City Bridge is 1,067 metres (3,501 ft) long, the main span is 185 metres (607 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres (85 ft). The reinforced concrete bridge has 24 spans.
The bridge has a high volume of travelers crossing it every day. This has led to the construction of the new Hundvåg Tunnel, which will connect the mainland city of Stavanger with the islands of Buøy and Hundvåg. The new tunnel will relieve quite a bit of this traffic when it opens in 2019. The tunnel will run under the strait, immediately west of the bridge.
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