Einang Sound

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The Einang Sound Bridge over the Einang Sound

The Einang Sound[1] (Norwegian: Einangsundet) is a small sound in the middle of Slidre Fjord in Oppland county, Norway, about 150 meters (490 ft) wide.[2] It is crossed by Norwegian County Road 261 via the Einang Sound Bridge (Norwegian: Einangsundet bru), which was built in 1963.[2][3] Before that, a cable ferry operated at the site.[2] The ferry was important for moving people and animals across the sound to and from farms. The cable was anchored to two concrete pillars, both of which are still standing. The ferry, the cable, and various accessories are now on display at the Valdres Folk Museum in Fagernes. The Einang stone stands just to the east, above the sound.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Go Norway: Vestre Slidre.
  2. ^ a b c "Samferdsel i Oppland: Støls- og seterfergene". Archived from the original on 2015-12-08. Retrieved 2015-12-07.
  3. ^ 15 bruer kan bli stengt. 2005. NRK (December 1).
  4. ^ Spurkland, Terje. 2005. Norwegian Runes and Runic Inscriptions. Transl. Betsy van der Hoek. Woodbridge, UK: The Boydell Press, p. 42.

Coordinates: 61°4′23.53″N 8°59′31.44″E / 61.0732028°N 8.9920667°E / 61.0732028; 8.9920667