Saltstraumen Bridge

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Saltstraumen Bridge
Saltstraumen bru
Saltstraumen quiet.JPG
Saltstraumen with the Saltstraumen Bridge and the Børvasstindan mountains
Coordinates 67°13′51″N 14°36′41″E / 67.23083°N 14.61139°E / 67.23083; 14.61139Coordinates: 67°13′51″N 14°36′41″E / 67.23083°N 14.61139°E / 67.23083; 14.61139
Carries 17
Crosses Saltstraumen
Locale Bodø, Norway
Design Cantilever bridge
Material Concrete
Total length 768 metres (2,520 ft)
Width 11.3 metres (37 ft)
Longest span 160 metres (520 ft)
No. of spans 10
Clearance above 41 metres (135 ft)
Construction cost NOK 25 million[1]
Opened 1977[1]

The Saltstraumen Bridge (Norwegian: Saltstraumen bru) is a cantilever box girder bridge that crosses the Saltstraumen strait between the islands of Knaplundøya and Straumøya in the municipality of Bodø in Nordland county, Norway.

The Saltstraumen Bridge

The bridge is 768 metres (2,520 ft) long, the longest of the 10 spans is 160 metres (520 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 41 metres (135 ft). The bridge is made of prestressed concrete. Saltstraumen Bridge was opened in 1978.[2][3][4]

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  1. ^ a b Aas Jakobsen Reference List, archived from the original on 27 May 2015, retrieved 9 August 2014 
  2. ^ "Saltstraumen Bridge". Retrieved 2012-03-08. 
  3. ^ Saltstraumen Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-03-08.
  4. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-03-08. 

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