Fossum Bridge

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Aerial view of Fossum Bridge
Fossum bridge defense galleries constructed after the Dissolution of the union between Norway and Sweden in 1905
Fossum bru War memorial

Fossum Bridge (Fossum bru) is a bridge crossing the river Glomma at Askim in Østfold, Norway. The old wooden bridge was an arch bridge with two spans which opened in 1856. That bridge was partly destroyed in the Battle of Fossum Bridge during the Nazi invasion of Norway in April 1940. The current bridge dates from 1961 and is a suspension bridge with a main span of 125 metres.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Øderud, Hans Thomas. "Fossum bru". Store norske leksikon (in Norwegian). Oslo: Kunnskapsforlaget. Retrieved 24 April 2011. 

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Coordinates: 59°36′11″N 11°06′08″E / 59.60306°N 11.10222°E / 59.60306; 11.10222