Höga Kusten Bridge

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High Coast Bridge
High Coast Bridge 2016.jpg
The High Coast Bridge seen from the north bank of the river Ångermanälven.
Coordinates 62°47′51″N 17°56′18″E / 62.797419°N 17.938233°E / 62.797419; 17.938233Coordinates: 62°47′51″N 17°56′18″E / 62.797419°N 17.938233°E / 62.797419; 17.938233
Carries 4 lanes of European route E4
Crosses Ångermanälven
Locale Ångermanland
Official name Höga Kustenbron
Maintained by Swedish Transport Administration
Design Suspension bridge
Material Concrete, steel
Total length 1,867 metres (6,125 ft)
Width 17.8 metres (58 ft)
Height 180 metres (591 ft)
Longest span 1,210 metres (3,970 ft)
No. of spans 1
Piers in water 2
Clearance below 40 metres (131 ft)
Construction start 1993
Opened 1 December 1997
High Coast Bridge is located in Västernorrland
High Coast Bridge
High Coast Bridge
Location in Västernorrland

The High Coast Bridge (in Swedish Högakustenbron, or Vedabron by an alternative name) is a suspension bridge crossing the mouth of the river Ångermanälven near Veda, on the border between the Härnösand and Kramfors municipalities in the province of Ångermanland in northern Sweden. The area is often referred to as The High Coast, hence its name. The bridge replaces Sandöbron, the old bridge across the river, in a new extension of the European route E4. It is (as of 2016) the third longest suspension bridge in Scandinavia (after the Great Belt Fixed Link in Denmark and Hardanger Bridge in Norway), the fourth longest in Europe, and the 16th longest of the world.

The total length is 1,867 metres (6,125 ft), the span is 1,210 metres (3,970 ft), and the column pillars are 180 metres (591 ft) tall. The max height for ships is 40 metres (131 ft). The bridge was constructed between 1993 and 1997 and was officially opened on 1 December 1997 by king Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.[1]

The shorter name Vedabron refers to the village Veda, which lies 1 km west of the south abutment of the bridge.


  1. ^ Erik Åmell (1 December 2012). "Högakustenbron" (in Swedish). Örnsköldsviks allehanda. Retrieved 1 September 2018. 

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