Tjeldsund Bridge

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Tjeldsund Bridge

Tjeldsundbrua
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Tjeldsund bridge
Coordinates 68°37′42″N16°34′43″E / 68.628235°N 16.578712°E / 68.628235; 16.578712
CarriesStamvei E10.svg E10
Crosses Tjeldsundet
Locale Troms, Norway
Characteristics
Design suspension road bridge
MaterialSteel and cement
Total length1,007 metres (3,304 ft)
Width9.3 metres (31 ft)
Longest span290 metres (950 ft)
No. of spans32
Clearance below 41 metres (135 ft)
History
Construction cost45 million kr
Opened22 October 1967 [1] [2] [3] [4]
Location
Tjeldsund Bridge

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. [5] [6] [7]

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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. [8]

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

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