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Hardanger Bridge, Ulvik

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Hardanger Bridge is a suspension bridge across the Hardangerfjorden in Hordaland county, Norway. The bridge connects the municipalities of Ullensvang and Ulvik. It replaced a ferry connection between Bruravik and Brimnes, and thereby shortens the driving time between Oslo and Bergen. It is the longest suspension bridge in Norway.ConstructionThe bridge was approved for building by the Norwegian Parliament on February 28, 2006, and construction began on February 26, 2009. While the bridge was engineered by the Norwegian Public Roads Administration, the construction is done by MT Højgaard. The project had a budget of and more than half of this will be paid by toll and saved ferry subsidies. The Administration is considering a different route over a future bridge as the main connection between East and West.The ferry, serviced by Fjord1, ran across the fjord every 20–60 minutes depending on the season, and the trip lasted 10 minutes.The bridge is 1400m long, with a main span of 1310m. Sailing height is 55m and the towers reach 200m above sea level. There are two driving lanes for cars with an speed limit, and a separate lane for pedestrians and cyclists.The traffic predicted for the bridge was only estimated to be 2000 vehicles per day. The opening of the bridge took place on 17 August 2013.
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  • The bridge emerges at the end of an 8-km tunnel, after you go through an underground rotary. You emerge immediately on the bridge, over the water. It is quite impressive. 
  • The lines of the suspension bridge are elegant both from a distance and while thereon. The neat thing about this bridge is that its entrance and exit are through tunnels. Whoever heard of a tunnel wit...  read more »
  • The bridge connects the two shores of the Hardangerf′orda at more than 50-meter height above the water. The length of the hanging to the passage of more than 1300 meters. But particularly striking imagination, the fact that both banks of the congresses on the bridge are made directly from the many kilometers of tunnels cut into the rocks. They offer and circular interchange, and even the serpentines. And over the southern exit there and an observation deck.
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  • Great bridge. Incredibly expensive toll to cross, if I remember correctly it was somewhere in the region of £15, but it's pretty much the only option of crossing the Hardangerfjord in this area. The roundabouts inside the tunnels on either side are a novel idea and look very futuristic.
  • Only is crossed just now. The rain was hazy but did awesome views.
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