Little Belt Bridge (1970)

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Little Belt Bridge
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Little Belt Bridge
Official Name Little Belt Bridge
Lanes 6
Location Jutland - Funen
Designer Orla Mølgaard-Nielsen
Design Suspension bridge
Total length 1,700 m
Width 33.3 m
Maximum span 600 m
Navigational height 44m
Construction Began 1965
Opening Date October 21, 1970
The three-lane E20 highway on the bridge (looking east)

The New Little Belt Bridge (Nye Lillebæltsbro) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Little Belt strait between Jutland (Jylland) and the island of Funen (Fyn) in Denmark. The bridge is 1700 metres long, the main span is 600 metres, the pylons reaching a height of 120 metres, and the maximum clearance from the sea is 44 meters.

The New Little Belt Bridge was built from 1965 to 1970 and was opened by King Frederik IX on 21 October 1970.

The bridge was constructed to alleviate congestion on the Old Little Belt Bridge due to the increasing car traffic between Jutland and Funen. It is a motorway on the E20 bridge with three-lane carriageways as opposed to the single lanes of the old bridge. The bridge has heating in the road deck, so it can be kept free of ice and snow in winter. Passing through Little Belt Bridge is toll free.

Cultural references[edit]

The new Little Belt Bridge is seen at 0:12:11 in The Olsen Gang in Jutland, marking the Olsen Gang's arrival to Jutland.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Film 3 Olsen Banden i Jylland / Die Olsenbande fährt nach Jütland". (in German). Retrieved 1 October 2017. 

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Coordinates: 55°31′07″N 9°44′57″E / 55.51861°N 9.74917°E / 55.51861; 9.74917