Höga Kusten Bridge

The High Coast Bridge (Swedish: Högakustenbron), also known as the Veda Bridge (Swedish: Vedabron), is a suspension bridge crossing the mouth of the river Ångermanälven near Veda, on the border between the municipalities of Härnösand and Kramfors in the province of Ångermanland in northern Sweden. The area is often referred to as High Coast, hence its name. The older bridge across the same river is the Sandö Bridge, in a new extension of the European route E4. It is (as of 2016) the third longest suspension bridge in Scandinavia (after the Great Belt Fixed Link in Denmark and Hardanger Bridge in Norway), the fourth longest in Europe, and the 16th longest of the world.

High Coast Bridge
High Coast Bridge 2016.jpg
The High Coast Bridge seen from the northern bank of the Ångerman River in July 2016.
Coordinates62°47′51″N 17°56′18″E / 62.797419°N 17.938233°E / 62.797419; 17.938233Coordinates: 62°47′51″N 17°56′18″E / 62.797419°N 17.938233°E / 62.797419; 17.938233
Carries4 lanes of European route E4
CrossesÅngermanälven
LocaleÅngermanland
Official nameHöga Kustenbron
Maintained bySwedish Transport Administration
Characteristics
DesignSuspension bridge
MaterialConcrete, steel
Total length1,867 metres (6,125 ft)
Width17.8 metres (58 ft)
Height180 metres (591 ft)
Longest span1,210 metres (3,970 ft)
No. of spans1
Piers in water2
Clearance below40 metres (131 ft)
History
Construction start1993
Opened1 December 1997
Location

The total length is 1,867 metres (6,125 ft), the span is 1,210 metres (3,970 ft), and the column pillars are 180 metres (591 ft) tall. The max height for ships is 40 metres (131 ft). The bridge was constructed between 1993 and 1997 and was officially opened on 1 December 1997 by king Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.[1]

The shorter name, the Veda Bridge, refers to the village Veda, which lies 1 km west of the south abutment of the bridge.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Erik Åmell (1 December 2012). "Högakustenbron" (in Swedish). Örnsköldsviks allehanda. Retrieved 1 September 2018.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Högakustenbron at Wikimedia Commons