Oresund Bridge

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.[1]

Øresund Bridge
Öresund Bridge
Coordinates55°34′35″N 12°49′18″E / 55.57644°N 12.82164°E / 55.57644; 12.82164
CarriesFour lanes of European route E20
Double track Oresund Railway Line
CrossesOresund strait (The Sound)
LocaleCopenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden
Official nameØresundsbroen, Öresundsbron
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Total length7,845 metres (25,738 ft)
Width23.5 metres (77.1 ft)
Longest span490 metres (1,608 ft)
Clearance below57 metres (187 ft)
DesignerGeorg Rotne
Engineering design byOve Arup & Partners
Gimsing & Madsen
Constructed by Spain Dragados Offshore
OpenedJuly 1, 2000
Daily trafficca. 17,000 road vehicles

History change

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.[2]

The official opening was on 1 July 2000. Queen Margrethe II and King Carl XVI Gustaf led the ceremonies together.[3]

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References change

  1. Margolick, David. "Crossing The Oresund," New York Times. September 10, 2000; retrieved 2012-3-25.
  2. "Danmark og Sverige landfast" (in Danish), DR (Danish Broadcasting Corporation) (in Danish), 14 August 1999; retrieved 2012-3-25.
  3. "Øresundsbroen indviet" (in Danish), B.T./Ritzau, 1 July 2000; retrieved 2012-3-25.

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55°34′N 12°51′E / 55.57°N 12.85°E / 55.57; 12.85