Vejle Fjord Bridge

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Vejle Fjord Bridge
Vejlefjordbroen
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Coordinates 55°42′00″N 9°34′23″E / 55.70000°N 9.57306°E / 55.70000; 9.57306Coordinates: 55°42′00″N 9°34′23″E / 55.70000°N 9.57306°E / 55.70000; 9.57306
Carries Motor vehicles
Crosses Vejle Fjord
Locale Vejle, Denmark
Characteristics
Design cantilever bridge
Total length 1,712 m (5,617 ft)
Width 27.6 m (90.6 ft)
Clearance below 40 metres (131 ft)
No. of lanes 6
History
Designer Hvidt & Mølgaard
Opened 1 July 1980
Statistics
Daily traffic Up to 65,000 road vehicles

Vejle Fjord Bridge (Danish: Vejlefjordbroen) is a cantilever bridge that spans Vejle Fjord between Mølholm and Nørremarken near the town of Vejle in Denmark. The bridge is 1712 metres long, the longest span is 110 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 40 metres. The bridge has 15 spans.

Vejle Fjord Bridge was built to lead traffic past the town of Vejle, where traffic congestion had become a problem in the 1970s. The building started in 1975, and the bridge was opened on July 1, 1980. It cost 350 million kroner. The bridge now has more traffic than any other highway bridge in Denmark.

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