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Øresund bridge

The Oresund Bridge and Tunnel connects Copenhagen, Denmark, and Malmö, Sweden.

It comprises approach bridges, a 'high bridge' over one shipping lane and section of tunnel instead of a high bridge to allow ships to pass.

The high bridge section has the longest cable-stayed main span in the world for both road and rail traffic. It has a main span of 490m. The high bridge’s two pylons are 204m high and the navigational clearance is 57m.

The bridge is on two levels – the railway runs along the lower deck while the motorway runs along the upper deck.
Oresund high bridge and tunnel - click for full size image

Oresund high bridge and tunnel

Tunnel section - click for full size image

Tunnel section

Tunnel entrance - click for full size image

Tunnel entrance

Structure information

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Between Sweden and Denmark

Build date

1995 - 2000

Materials used

Concrete and steel

Related URL

The 'official' Øresund bridge web site



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