Nærøysund Bridge

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Nærøysund Bridge
Nærøysund bru
Coordinates 64°51′2″N 11°13′8″E / 64.85056°N 11.21889°E / 64.85056; 11.21889Coordinates: 64°51′2″N 11°13′8″E / 64.85056°N 11.21889°E / 64.85056; 11.21889
Carries 770
Crosses Nærøysundet
Locale Vikna/Nærøy
Design Suspension bridge
Total length 701 metres (2,300 ft)
Longest span 325 metres (1,066 ft)
No. of spans 17
Clearance below 41 metres (135 ft)
Construction begin January 1978
Construction end October 1981
Opened 6 November 1981

The Nærøysund Bridge (Norwegian: Nærøysund bru) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Nærøysundet strait between the islands of Marøya (in Nærøy) and Vikna in Nord-Trøndelag county, Norway. It is located about 1 kilometre (0.62 mi) south of the village of Rørvik. Together with the Marøysund Bridge, it connects the islands of Vikna to the mainland. The Nærøysund Bridge is 701 metres (2,300 ft) long, the main span is 325 metres (1,066 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 41 metres (135 ft). The bridge has 17 spans. The Nærøysund Bridge was opened in 1981, when it briefly held the title of the world's longest cable-stay bridge.[1][2]


  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2011-09-30. 
  2. ^ Store norske leksikon. "Nærøysund bru" (in Norwegian). Retrieved 2011-09-30. 

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