Hagelsund Bridge

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Hagelsund Bridge
Hagelsundbrua
Hagelsundbrua.JPG
View of the bridge
Coordinates 60°32′36″N 5°16′18″E / 60.54333°N 5.27167°E / 60.54333; 5.27167Coordinates: 60°32′36″N 5°16′18″E / 60.54333°N 5.27167°E / 60.54333; 5.27167
Carries E39
Crosses Hagelsundet strait
Locale Lindås-Meland
Characteristics
Total length 623 metres (2,044 ft)
Longest span 250 metres (820 ft)
No. of spans 9
Clearance below 50 metres (160 ft)
History
Opened 1982

The Hagelsund Bridge (Norwegian: Hagelsundbrua) is a suspension bridge in Hordaland county, Norway. The bridge connects the island of Flatøy (in Meland municipality) with the village of Knarvik (in Lindås municipality) on the mainland. The length of the bridge is 623 metres (2,044 ft) with the largest of the 9 spans being 250 metres (820 ft) wide. The bridge consists of 2 lanes with car traffic heading in opposite directions, and a walkway for pedestrians and bicycles. The bridge has a 50-metre (160 ft) clearance above the ocean for boats to pass beneath the bridge.[1][2][3]

The Hagelsund Bridge at dusk

The bridge was opened in 1982 and together with the Nordhordland Bridge and the Krossnessund Bridge, it is a part of the triangular bridge network connecting Flatøy with the island of Holsnøy to the west, the city of Bergen to the south, and the municipality of Lindås to the east.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2014-03-24. 
  2. ^ Hagelsund Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2014-03-24.
  3. ^ "Hagelsund Bridge". Bridge-Info.org. Retrieved 2014-03-24.