Kylling Bridge

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Kylling Bridge
Kyllingbro-05-2007.jpg
Coordinates 62°20′17″N 8°3′39″E / 62.33806°N 8.06083°E / 62.33806; 8.06083Coordinates: 62°20′17″N 8°3′39″E / 62.33806°N 8.06083°E / 62.33806; 8.06083
Carries Rauma Line
Crosses Rauma
Locale Verma
Official name Kylling bru
Maintained by Norwegian National Rail Administration
Characteristics
Total length 76 m (249 ft)
Longest span 42 m (138 ft)
Clearance below 59.3 m (195 ft)
History
Construction end 1921
Opened 29 November 1924

The Kylling Bridge (Norwegian: Kylling bru) is a railway bridge in Rauma Municipality in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway. The bridge crosses the Rauma River near the village of Verma in the upper part of the Romsdalen valley. The bridge is part of a double horseshoe curve that allows the railway to pass a narrow and steep section of the valley.[1] It is one of the most photographed railway bridges in Norway. The Kylling Bridge is 76 metres (249 ft) long. The main span is 42 metres (138 ft), and side spans are 10 metres (33 ft) and 8 metres (26 ft). The clearance to the river below is 59.3 metres (195 ft).[2]

The construction of the Kylling Bridge started in September 1913. After almost 9 years, the bridge was finally finished in the winter of 1921. The Rauma Line railway opened on 29 November 1924. The Kylling Bridge cost 676,000 kr.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Raumabana (in Norwegian). Rauma kulturstyre. 1994. ISBN 82-91317-01-1.
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Kylling bru" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2010-10-27. 
  3. ^ "Kyllingbrua" (in Norwegian). Archived from the original on 2012-03-14. Retrieved 2010-10-27.