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 / 67.2308°N 14.6114°E / 67.2308; 14.6114Coordinates: 67°13′51″N 14°36′41″E / 67.2308°N 14.6114°E / 67.2308; 14.6114
Carries17
CrossesSaltstraumen
LocaleBodø, Norway
Characteristics
DesignCantilever bridge
MaterialConcrete
Total length768 metres (2,520 ft)
Width11.3 metres (37 ft)
Longest span160 metres (520 ft)
No. of spans10
Clearance above41 metres (135 ft)
History
Construction cost25 million kr[1]
Opened1977[1]

The Saltstraumen Bridge (Norwegian: Saltstraumen bru) is a cantilever box girder bridge that crosses the Saltstraumen strait between the islands of Knaplundsøya and Straumøya in Bodø Municipality in Nordland county, Norway. The bridge is about 7 kilometres (4.3 mi) across the Saltfjorden from the town of Bodø.

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". Broer.no. 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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