Gimsøystraumen Bridge

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Gimsøystraumen Bridge
Gimsoystraumen Bridge Lofoten 2009.JPG
View of the bridge
Coordinates 68°15′44″N 14°15′16″E / 68.2623°N 14.2544°E / 68.2623; 14.2544Coordinates: 68°15′44″N 14°15′16″E / 68.2623°N 14.2544°E / 68.2623; 14.2544
Carries E10
Crosses Gimsøystraumen
Locale Vågan, Norway
Other name(s) Gimsøybrua
Material Concrete
Total length 839 metres (2,753 ft)
Width 8.7 metres (29 ft)
Longest span 148 metres (486 ft)
Clearance below 30 metres (98 ft)
Construction begin 1979
Construction cost NOK 43 million[1]
Opened 1980

The Gimsøystraumen Bridge (Norwegian: Gimsøystraumen bru / Gimsøybrua) is a cantilever road bridge that crosses the Gimsøystraumen strait between the islands of Austvågøya and Gimsøya in the municipality of Vågan in Nordland county, Norway.[2]

The concrete bridge is 839 metres (2,753 ft) long, the main span is 148 metres (486 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 30 metres (98 ft). The bridge has 9 spans. Gimsøystraumen Bridge was opened in 1980. It is one of many bridges that connect the islands of Lofoten to each other as part of the European route E10 highway (also known as Lofast).[3]

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  1. ^ Aas Jakobsen Reference List, retrieved 9 August 2014 
  2. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-07-13. 
  3. ^ Gimsøystraumen Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-07-13.