Storseisundet Bridge

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Storseisundet Bridge
Storseisundbrua
Storseisundet bridge.jpg
View of the bridge
Coordinates 63°01′00″N 7°21′11″E / 63.0166°N 7.3530°E / 63.0166; 7.3530Coordinates: 63°01′00″N 7°21′11″E / 63.0166°N 7.3530°E / 63.0166; 7.3530
Carries 64
Crosses Storseisund
Locale Eide & Averøy, Norway
Characteristics
Design Cantilever bridge
Total length 260 metres (850 ft)
Longest span 130 metres (430 ft)
Clearance below 23 metres (75 ft)
History
Opened 7 July 1989
Statistics
Toll until 1999

The Storseisundet Bridge (Norwegian: Storseisundbrua) is the longest of the eight bridges that make up the Atlanterhavsveien ("The Atlantic Road"), the road connection from the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averøya in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.

The bridge sits on the border between Eide Municipality and Averøy Municipality and passes through an archipelago as it links mainland Norway with the island of Averoy. It is one of the country’s official national tourist routes. The bridge was described as "The road to nowhere" by the Daily Mail in 2011.[1][2]

Storseisundet Bridge is a cantilever bridge that is 260 metres (850 ft) long and with a maximum clearance to the sea of 23 metres (75 ft). It was opened on 7 July 1989, and it was a toll road until June 1999.[3][4]

Over the six years that it took to construct, workers struggled with the region's wild weather and were interrupted by twelve hurricanes.[5] One hundred and twenty-two million Norwegian krone were spent completing the project, seventy-five percent of which came from public grants. The rest of the funding was recovered with toll fees. The bridge was originally projected to recoup its investment in 15 years, but was completely paid for in ten years.

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  1. ^ White, James (3 November 2011). "The road to nowhere! Norwegian bridge gives motorists a fright (but don't worry, it's just an optical illusion)". Daily Mail. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  2. ^ Denne norske brua fenger britiske lesere in Nettavisen, 3 November 2011
  3. ^ "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (499–200 m)". Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  4. ^ "Technical information". Atlanterhavsveien AS. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  5. ^ The Atlantic Road - Norway's Amazing Scenic Route | Oddity Central - Collecting Oddities. (2014). Retrieved March 10, 2016, from [1]

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