Tjeldsund Bridge

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Tjeldsund Bridge
Tjeldsundbrua 2, 2009 09.jpg
Tjeldsund bridge
Coordinates 68°37′42″N 16°34′43″E / 68.628235°N 16.578712°E / 68.628235; 16.578712Coordinates: 68°37′42″N 16°34′43″E / 68.628235°N 16.578712°E / 68.628235; 16.578712
Carries E10
Crosses Tjeldsundet
Locale Troms county, Norway
Design suspension road bridge
Material steel and cement
Total length 1,007 metres (3,304 ft)
Width 9.3 metres (31 ft)
Longest span 290 metres (950 ft)
No. of spans 32
Clearance below 41 metres (135 ft)
Construction cost 45 million kr
Opened 22 August 1967

The Tjeldsund Bridge (Norwegian: Tjeldsundbrua) is a suspension road bridge that crosses the Tjeldsundet strait between the mainland and the island of Hinnøya in Troms county, Norway. The bridge is 1,007 metres (3,304 ft) long, the main span is 290 metres (950 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 41 metres (135 ft). The bridge has 32 spans.[1][2][3]

After 30 months and 375,000 work hours, 112,000 bags of cement, 1200 tons of steel and the cost of 45 million kr, Tjeldsund Bridge was opened by King Olav V on 22 August 1967.[4]

The bridge carries the European route E10 highway, connecting the municipalities of Harstad and Skånland. It is part of a network of bridges that connect the islands of Vesterålen and Lofoten to the mainland.



  1. ^ "Tjeldsund Bridge". Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  2. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-08-23. 
  3. ^ Tjeldsund Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-08-23.
  4. ^ Historie_om_Tjeldsundbrua (Norwegian)

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