Wednesday, January 31, 2007

Oslo - Copenhagen, sights on our way

The Øresund bridge

When I visited Malmö as a kid, I had to cross Øresund by boat. In 1999 all this changed when the bridge over Øresund was finished, and when you see this impressive monument, you know you are getting close to Copenhagen.

The bridge has one of the longest cable-stayed main spans in the world at 490 metres. The height of the highest pillar is 204 metres. The total length of the bridge is 7,845 metres. It creates a new city area uniting the Swedens third larges city Malmö with Copenhagen. The bridge over Øresund has also a railway link and on the way over, you pass Copenhagen international airport Kastrup.

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