road and railway bridge over Øresund
The Øresund Bridge (Danish: Øresundsbroen, Swedish: Öresundsbron, joint hybrid name: Øresundsbron) is a bridge and tunnel across the Øresund strait. It connects Denmark and Sweden.
|Coordinates||55°34′35″N 12°49′18″E / 55.57644°N 12.82164°E|
|Carries||Four lanes of European route E20|
Double track Oresund Railway Line
|Crosses||Oresund strait (The Sound)|
|Locale||Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden|
|Official name||Øresundsbroen, Öresundsbron|
|Total length||7,845 metres (25,738 ft)|
|Width||23.5 metres (77.1 ft)|
|Longest span||490 metres (1,608 ft)|
|Clearance below||57 metres (187 ft)|
|Engineering design by||Ove Arup & Partners|
Gimsing & Madsen
|Constructed by||Spain Dragados Offshore|
|Opened||July 1, 2000|
|Daily traffic||ca. 17,000 road vehicles|
The construction of the Øresund Bridge began in 1995. When it was finished in 1999, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden met in the middle.
The official opening was on 1 July 2000. Queen Margrethe II and King Carl XVI Gustaf led the ceremonies together.
- ↑ Margolick, David. "Crossing The Oresund," New York Times. September 10, 2000; retrieved 2012-3-25.
- ↑ "Danmark og Sverige landfast" (in Danish), DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) (in Danish), 14 August 1999; retrieved 2012-3-25.
- ↑ "Øresundsbroen indviet" (in Danish), B.T./Ritzau, 1 July 2000; retrieved 2012-3-25.
- Øresundsbron website (in English) Archived 2015-12-08 at the Wayback Machine
- Structurae, Øresund Bridge, Øresund Tunnel
- Road Traffic Technology, Øresund bridge project information