Sandnessund Bridge

Sandnessund Bridge (Norwegian: Sandnessundbrua) is a cantilever road bridge that crosses the Sandnes Strait between the islands of Tromsøya and Kvaløya in Tromsø Municipality in Troms og Finnmark county, Norway. The Tromsø Bridge, the Tromsøysund Tunnel, and this bridge are the three road connections into the city of Tromsø on the island of Tromsøya.

Sandnessund Bridge

Sandnessund Bridge 2014.jpg
View of the bridge
Coordinates69°41′27.71″N 18°54′9.16″E / 69.6910306°N 18.9025444°E / 69.6910306; 18.9025444Coordinates: 69°41′27.71″N 18°54′9.16″E / 69.6910306°N 18.9025444°E / 69.6910306; 18.9025444
Carries Fv862
LocaleTromsø, Norway
Total length1,220 metres (4,000 ft)
Longest span150 metres (490 ft)
No. of spans36
Clearance below41 metres (135 ft)
Construction cost36 million kr
Opened21 December 1973
Inaugurated26 June 1974
Overview of the bridge from the north, with Tromsø Airport in the background

The 1,220-metre (4,000 ft) Sandnessund Bridge was constructed out of concrete and it has 36 spans supporting it. The main span is 150 metres (490 ft) long and the maximum clearance to the sea below the bridge is 41 metres (135 ft). This bridge is part of Norwegian County Road 862. Sandnessund Bridge was officially opened by Crown Prince Harald on 26 June 1974, although it had already opened for traffic on 21 December 1973. The bridge cost 36 million kr. It was a toll bridge until 1 May 1982.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2012-12-08.
  2. ^ Sandnessund Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-12-08.

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