Kåkern Bridge

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Kåkern Bridge
Kåkern bru
Kåkern Bridge 2013.jpg
View of the bridge
Coordinates 68°01′08″N 13°10′53″E / 68.0189°N 13.1815°E / 68.0189; 13.1815Coordinates: 68°01′08″N 13°10′53″E / 68.0189°N 13.1815°E / 68.0189; 13.1815
Carries E10
Crosses Kåkernsundet
Locale Flakstad, Norway
Characteristics
Design Cantilever bridge
Material Prestressed concrete
Total length 303 metres (994 ft)
Width 10 metres (33 ft)

The Kåkern Bridge (Norwegian: Kåkern bru) is a cantilever road bridge that crosses the Kåkernsundet strait between the islands of Flakstadøya and Moskenesøya in the municipality of Flakstad in Nordland county, Norway. The 303-metre (994 ft) long Kåkern Bridge was opened in 2002. The Kåkern Bridge is one of the many bridges that connect the islands of the Lofoten archipelago to each other. The Fredvang Bridges are the only other bridge connection between Flakstadøya and Moskenesøya.[1][2]

History[edit]

The old Kåkern Bridge (approx 1961)

The present Kåkern Bridge replaced an older suspension bridge. The old Kåkern Bridge was 228 metres (748 ft) long and it was in use from 1961 until 2002 when the new bridge was completed just to the south of the old bridge.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (499-200 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-06-17. 
  2. ^ Kåkern Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-06-17.
  3. ^ Old Kåkern Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-06-17.

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