Sannesund Bridge

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This article is about the bridge in Sarpsborg. For Sandnessund Bridge near Tromsø, see Sandnessund Bridge.
Sannesund Bridge
Sandesundbrua
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Coordinates 59°16′13″N 11°5′45″E / 59.27028°N 11.09583°E / 59.27028; 11.09583
Carries Four lanes on European route E6
Characteristics
Total length 1528 metres
Longest span 139 metres
Clearance below 30 metres
History
Opened 1978

Sannesund Bridge (Norwegian: Sannesundbrua) is a motorway cantilever bridge that crosses Glomma river in the town of Sarpsborg in Østfold county, Norway. The bridge is 1528 metres long, the longest span is 139 metres, and the maximum clearance is 30 metres. The bridge has 48 spans.

Sandesund Bridge was opened in 1978. It leads the traffic on the E6 past Sarpsborg. Under the bridge is a narrow pedestrian bridge over Glomma.

In 2005, a duplicate of the old bridge began its work, and the new bridge parallel to the old one was opened in May 2008. The old bridge was subsequently closed for renovation. It opened again in November 2008, creating a four-lane motorway. [1]

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