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The New Little Belt Bridge (Danish: Nye Lillebæltsbro) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Little Belt strait between Jutland (Jylland) and the island of Funen (Fyn) in Denmark. The bridge is 1700 metres long, the main span is 600 metres, the pylons reaching a height of 120 metres, and the maximum clearance from the sea is 44 metres.

Little Belt Bridge
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Little Belt Bridge
Official NameLittle Belt Bridge
Lanes6
LocationJutland - Funen
DesignerOrla Mølgaard-Nielsen
DesignSuspension bridge
Total length1,700 m
Width33.3 m
Maximum span600 m
Navigational height44m
Construction Began1965
Opening Date21 October 1970
The three-lane E20 highway on the bridge (looking east)

The New Little Belt Bridge was built from 1965 to 1970 and was opened by King Frederik IX on 21 October 1970.

The bridge was constructed to alleviate congestion on the Old Little Belt Bridge due to the increasing car traffic between Jutland and Funen. It is a motorway on the E20 bridge with three-lane carriageways as opposed to the single lanes of the old bridge. The bridge has heating in the road deck, so it can be kept free of ice and snow in winter. Passing over Little Belt Bridge is toll-free.

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Cultural referencesEdit

The new Little Belt Bridge is seen at 0:12:11 in The Olsen Gang in Jutland, marking the Olsen Gang's arrival to Jutland.[1]

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  1. ^ "Film 3 Olsen Banden i Jylland / Die Olsenbande fährt nach Jütland". olsenbande-homepage.de (in German). Retrieved 1 October 2017.

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