Sandnessund Bridge

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Sandnessund Bridge
Sandnessund Bridge 2014.jpg
View of the bridge
Coordinates 69°41′27.71″N 18°54′9.16″E / 69.6910306°N 18.9025444°E / 69.6910306; 18.9025444Coordinates: 69°41′27.71″N 18°54′9.16″E / 69.6910306°N 18.9025444°E / 69.6910306; 18.9025444
Carries 862
Crosses Sandnessundet
Locale Tromsø, Norway
Material Concrete
Total length 1,220 metres (4,000 ft)
Longest span 150 metres (490 ft)
No. of spans 36
Clearance below 41 metres (135 ft)
Construction cost 36 million kr
Inaugurated 26 Jun 1974
Opened 21 Dec 1973

Sandnessund Bridge (Norwegian: Sandnessundbrua) is a cantilever road bridge that crosses the Sandnessundet strait between the islands of Tromsøya and Kvaløya in the municipality of Tromsø in Troms county, Norway. The Tromsø Bridge, the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and this bridge are the three road connections into the city of Tromsø on the island of Tromsøya.

Overview of the bridge from the north, with Tromsø Airport in the background

The 1,220-metre (4,000 ft) Sandnessund Bridge was constructed out of concrete and it has 36 spans supporting it. The main span is 150 metres (490 ft) long and the maximum clearance to the sea below the bridge is 41 metres (135 ft). This bridge is part of Norwegian County Road 862. Sandnessund Bridge was officially opened by Crown Prince Harald on 26 June 1974, although it had already opened for traffic on 21 December 1973. The bridge cost 36 million kr. It was a toll bridge until 1 May 1982.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-12-08. 
  2. ^ Sandnessund Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-12-08.

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