Grenland Bridge

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Grenland bridge
Grenlandsbrua, seen from Breviksbrua
Coordinates 59°3′9″N 9°40′39″E / 59.05250°N 9.67750°E / 59.05250; 9.67750Coordinates: 59°3′9″N 9°40′39″E / 59.05250°N 9.67750°E / 59.05250; 9.67750
Carries Two lanes on European route E18
Crosses Frierfjord
Locale Porsgrunn / Bamble, Telemark, Norway
Official name Grenlandsbrua
Design Asymmetrical cable-stayed bridge
Total length 608 m (1,995 ft)
Width 12 m (39 ft)
Height 168 m (551 ft)
Longest span 305 m (1,001 ft)
Clearance below 50 m (164 ft)
Construction cost NOK180 million[1]
Opened 1996

Grenland Bridge (in Norwegian Grenlandsbrua) is Norway's highest cable-stayed bridge with a tower height of 168 metres (551 ft). The bridge, which opened in 1996, is on route E18. It crosses the Frierfjord, a fjord which separates the municipalities of Porsgrunn and Bamble in Telemark county. When built, it replaced Brevik Bridge (Breviksbrua) as the primary route across the fjord.[2][3]

The 608-metre-long (1,995 ft) bridge uses cable stayed construction to provide clearance for vessels up to 50 metres (164 ft) in height. The stay cables are arranged in 21 cable pairs with lengths from 84 to 287 metres (276 to 942 ft). The bridge's span is 305 metres (1,001 ft).[4]

Grenlandsbrua and Breviksbra crossing the Frierfjord


  1. ^ Reference Portfolio - Grenland Bridge (PDF), Aas Jakobsen, retrieved 9 August 2014 
  2. ^ Breviks bridge on Brevik bridge (
  3. ^ "Grenland bru". Store norske leksikon. Retrieved November 15, 2016. 
  4. ^ Grenland Bridge at Structurae

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