Oresund Bridge

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Øresund Bridge
Öresund Bridge
Official name Øresundsbroen, Öresundsbron
Carries Four lanes of European route E20
Double track Oresund Railway Line
Crosses Oresund strait (The Sound)
Locale Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden
Designer Georg Rotne
Design Cable-stayed bridge
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)
AADT ca. 17,000 road vehicles
Constructed by  Spain Dragados Offshore
Opened July 1, 2000
Coordinates 55°34′31″N 12°49′37″E / 55.57528°N 12.82694°E / 55.57528; 12.82694

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]

History[change | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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

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