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The Farø Bridges from above: Zealand (north) to the left, Falster to the right and Bogø at the top

The Farø Bridges (Danish: Farøbroerne) are two road bridges that connect the islands of Falster and Zealand in Denmark by way of the small island of Farø which is approximately mid-way across the Storstrømmen sound. A smaller bridge from Farø provides access to Bogø and thence to the island of Møn.

Farø South Bridge
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Farø south bridge to Falster
Coordinates 54°57′03″N 11°59′14″E / 54.950933°N 11.987119°E / 54.950933; 11.987119Coordinates: 54°57′03″N 11°59′14″E / 54.950933°N 11.987119°E / 54.950933; 11.987119
CarriesRoad bridges that connect the islands of Falster and Zealand
CrossesStorstrømmen between Falster and Farø
Characteristics
Designcable-stayed bridge
Total length1,726 metres (5,663 ft)
Height26 metres (85 ft)
Longest span290 metres (951 ft)
History
Constructed byCampenon Bernard
Højgaard & Schultz
Kampax
Monberg & Thorsen
Polensky & Zöllner
Opened4 June 1985
Farø North Bridge
Coordinates 54°57′03″N 11°59′14″E / 54.950933°N 11.987119°E / 54.950933; 11.987119Coordinates: 54°57′03″N 11°59′14″E / 54.950933°N 11.987119°E / 54.950933; 11.987119
CarriesRoad bridges that connect the islands of Falster and Zealand
CrossesKalvø Strøm between Farø and Zealand
Characteristics
DesignBeam bridge
Total length1,596 metres (5,236 ft)
Height20 metres (66 ft)
Longest span40 metres (131 ft)
History
Opened4 June 1985

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HistoryEdit

The Farø Bridges were opened by Queen Margrethe II on 4 June 1985. They were built because of the increasing congestion problems on the old Storstrøm Bridge from 1937.

DesignEdit

The high (south) bridge crosses Storstrømmen between Falster and Farø. It is a cable-stayed bridge. The bridge is 1,726 metres long, the longest span is 290 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres strung up on 95.14 meters high suspension towers, which was finished in 1984. It was one of the first cable-stayed bridge in Scandinavia (the first was the Strömsund Bridge). The two towers supporting the span are of 'diamond' shape construction, rising from a single point to either side of the roadway, then combining to one point above the centre of the bridge. There is only one row of suspension cables, along the centre of the roadway.

The low (north) bridge crosses Kalvø Strøm between Farø and Zealand. It is a beam bridge. The bridge is 1,596 metres long, the longest span is 40 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 20 metres.

The construction was undertaken by a consortium of Campenon Bernard, Højgaard & Schultz, Kampax, Monberg & Thorsen and Polensky & Zöllner.[1][2]

RoutesEdit

The Bridges carry the combined E47 route to Lolland and E55 route to Falster, from Copenhagen and Helsingør, both of which continue to mainland Europe by ferry. A further crossing from Lolland, the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link may carry traffic to Germany, replacing the ferry.

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