Hadsel Bridge

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Hadsel Bridge
IMG 0635a - Hadselbrua fra Børøya.jpg
View of the bridge
Coordinates 68°34′29″N 14°59′51″E / 68.57472°N 14.99750°E / 68.57472; 14.99750Coordinates: 68°34′29″N 14°59′51″E / 68.57472°N 14.99750°E / 68.57472; 14.99750
Carries 82
Crosses Langøysundet
Locale Hadsel, Norway
Material Concrete
Total length 1,011 metres (3,317 ft)
Longest span 150 metres (490 ft)
No. of spans 27
Clearance below 30 metres (98 ft)
Construction begin 1976
Construction end 1978

The Hadsel Bridge (Norwegian: Hadselbrua) is a cantilever road bridge on Norwegian County Road 82 that crosses the Langøysundet strait between the islands of Langøya and Børøya in Nordland county, Norway. Together with the Børøy Bridge it connects the island of Hadseløya and the town of Stokmarknes to the neighboring island of Langøya. The Hadsel Bridge is 1,011 metres (3,317 ft) long, the main span is 150 metres (490 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 30 metres (98 ft). The bridge has a total of 27 spans.[1][2][3]

The Hadsel Bridge was opened in 1978. It was one of 4 bridges that were built in the 1970s to connect the islands of Vesterålen to each other. The other bridges that were built during that period are the Sortland Bridge, Andøy Bridge, and Kvalsaukan Bridge. Together with the Tjeldsund Bridge near Harstad these bridges connect the islands of Vesterålen to the mainland.

Before the bridge was built, a ferry carried passengers across the sound between Sandnes on Langøya and the town of Stokmarknes on Hadseløya. When the bridge was first opened, it was a toll bridge, but it is not anymore.

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  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-07-22. 
  2. ^ Hadsel Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-07-22.
  3. ^ "Hadsel Bridge". Bridge-Info.org. Retrieved 2012-07-22.