Norway · Hardanger Bridge
The Hardanger Bridge, opened in August 2013, is a 1380m long suspension bridge crossing the Hardanger fjord and replacing the ferry connection between Brurvik and Brimnes on the highway 7/13 in western Norway. The main span is 1310m long, which makes it the longest suspension bridge in Norway and the 10th longest in the world. The two concrete bridge towers are 200m high, made using the slip forming technique, and supports the steel bridge casing and the cables that are anchored in the mountain side. There were generally used new technologies, new teams of workers trained to entire project is scheduled for 5 years came to a successful finish.
The hanging bridge features two lanes: one for cars and the other for pedestrians/bicycles. You can walk or cycle across the bridge. The view from the bridge is excellent. Enjoy the breath-taking fjord landscape, or the construction itself. There is often a draft on the bridge, making it suitable for walking on warm summer days.
The bridge improves travel and transport locally in the inner Hardanger area. The travel and transport between Odda and Voss, between Bergen and Hardanger, and towards the upper part of Hallingdal is also made easier. Long-distance travel and transport have been made easier by providing a ferry-free connection east-west and north-south. Toll collection is at the south end of the bridge.
At Bu (south end of the bridge) there is a parking and picnic area, public toilet and view point to the bridge, accessible to disabled people. At Vallavik (north end of the bridge) there is also a parking and a view point to the bridge.