Munkholm Bridge

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Coordinates 55°40′25″N11°48′44″E / 55.673667°N 11.812223°E / 55.673667; 11.812223 Coordinates: 55°40′25″N11°48′44″E / 55.673667°N 11.812223°E / 55.673667; 11.812223
Carries Road
Crosses Ise Fjord
Locale Denmark
Characteristics
Total length 114 metres
History
Construction end 1951
Opened 1952

Munkholm Bridge (Danish : Munkholmbroen) is a 114 metres long arch bridge across the Ise Fjord linking the Holbæk area (Holbæk Municipality) with the Hornsherred peninsula (Lejre Municipality). The bridge is located six kilometers from the bottom of the inlet. It was completed in 1951 and inaugurated in 1952.

Danish language North Germanic language spoken in Denmark

Danish is a North Germanic language spoken by around six million people, principally in Denmark and in the region of Southern Schleswig in northern Germany, where it has minority language status. Also, minor Danish-speaking communities are found in Norway, Sweden, Spain, the United States, Canada, Brazil, and Argentina. Due to immigration and language shift in urban areas, around 15–20% of the population of Greenland speak Danish as their first language.

Arch bridge bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch

An arch bridge is a bridge with abutments at each end shaped as a curved arch. Arch bridges work by transferring the weight of the bridge and its loads partially into a horizontal thrust restrained by the abutments at either side. A viaduct may be made from a series of arches, although other more economical structures are typically used today.

Ise Fjord bay in Zealand, Denmark

Ise Fjord is a deeply branched arm of the sea into the Danish island Zealand. From its relatively narrow entrance from the Kattegat at Hundested and Rørvig, branches of Ise Fjord stretch 35 km inland and divide the northern part of Zealand into the peninsulas of Odsherred, Hornsherred, and Nordsjælland.

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Coordinates: 55°40′25″N11°48′44″E / 55.6736°N 11.8122°E / 55.6736; 11.8122

Geographic coordinate system Coordinate system

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