Storseisundet Bridge

The Storseisundet Bridge (Norwegian: Storseisundbrua) is the longest of the eight bridges that make up the Atlanterhavsveien ("The Atlantic Road"), the road connection from the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averøya in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.

Storseisundet Bridge

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View of the bridge
Coordinates63°01′00″N 7°21′16″E / 63.01674°N 7.35431°E / 63.01674; 7.35431
Carries Fv64
LocaleHustadvika & Averøy, Norway
DesignCantilever bridge
Total length260 metres (850 ft)
Longest span130 metres (430 ft)
Clearance below23 metres (75 ft)
Opened7 July 1989; 33 years ago (1989-07-07)
Tolluntil 1999

The bridge sits on the border between Hustadvika Municipality and Averøy Municipality and passes through an archipelago as it links mainland Norway with the island of Averoy. It is one of the country's official national tourist routes.[1]

Storseisundet Bridge is a cantilever bridge that is 260 metres (850 ft) long and with a maximum clearance to the sea of 23 metres (75 ft). It was opened on 7 July 1989, and it was a toll road until June 1999.[2][3]

Over the six years that it took to construct, workers struggled with the region's wild weather and were interrupted by twelve hurricanes.[citation needed] One hundred and twenty-two million Norwegian krone were spent completing the project, seventy-five percent of which came from public grants. The rest of the funding was recovered with toll fees. The bridge was originally projected to recoup its investment in 15 years, but was completely paid for in ten years.

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  1. ^ Denne norske brua fenger britiske lesere in Nettavisen, 3 November 2011
  2. ^ "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (499–200 m)". Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  3. ^ "Technical information". Atlanterhavsveien AS. Archived from the original on 2010-10-07. Retrieved 2010-11-18.

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