Sundøy Bridge

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Sundøy Bridge
Dagviksbukta (Vefsnfjorden) 2, 2011 June.jpg
View of the bridge
Coordinates 66°01′17″N 12°56′01″E / 66.0214°N 12.9335°E / 66.0214; 12.9335Coordinates: 66°01′17″N 12°56′01″E / 66.0214°N 12.9335°E / 66.0214; 12.9335
Carries 2 lanes of Fv220
Locale Leirfjord
Design Cantilever bridge
Material Concrete
Total length 538 metres (1,765 ft)
Width 10.3 metres (34 ft)
Longest span 298 metres (978 ft)
No. of spans 3
Clearance below 43.5 metres (143 ft)
Construction start 2001
Construction end 2003
Construction cost NOK 150 million ($US22.4 million)[1]
Opened 9 August 2003

The Sundøy Bridge (Norwegian: Sundøybrua) is a cantilever bridge in the municipality of Leirfjord in Nordland county, Norway. The concrete bridge connects the mainland to the village of Sundøy on the island of Alsta. The 538-metre (1,765 ft) bridge has three spans, with the main span being 298 metres (978 ft) long. The maximum clearance to the sea is 43.5 metres (143 ft).[2][3]

The bridge seen from the mainland, the old ferrylanding in the foreground

The Sundøy Bridge was opened on 9 August 2003. It was designed by Jan-Eirik Nilsskog. The bridge cost 150 million kr.[1] The decision to spend such an amount of money on a bridge to a place with less than 150 inhabitants was disputed. However, Sundøy did not get connected to the mainland when the rest of Alsten did, following the opening of the Helgeland Bridge in 1991. This was because Seven Sisters mountains separate the two sides of the island with no roads crossing them. Consequently the people at Sundøy thought it was only fair that they got their connection as well.

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  1. ^ a b Reference Portfolio - Sundøy Bridge (PDF), Aas Jakobsen, retrieved 9 August 2014 
  2. ^ Sundøy Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-01-09.
  3. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-01-09. 

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