Höga Kusten Bridge
|High Coast Bridge|
The High Coast Bridge seen from the north bank of the river Ångermanälven.
|Carries||4 lanes of European route E4|
|Official name||Höga Kustenbron|
|Maintained by||Swedish Transport Administration|
|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)|
|Number of spans||1|
|Piers in water||2|
|Clearance below||40 metres (131 ft)|
|Opened||1 December 1997|
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 2013)[dated info] 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 14th 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.
The shorter name Vedabron refers to the village Veda, which lies 1 km west of the south abutment of the bridge.
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