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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  • August 15, 2017
    Fjord in boats across the river and takes a long time, something tend to be inconvenient, but here is the bridge to the other side safely across so very very helpful. But charges apply.
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  • August 14, 2017
    It is a beautiful bridge. And a very nice view. If you are on the bridge is you feel it vibrate. The view is unique. You should have no fear of heights. The bridge is well worth the effort. We carry kvandal's to utne. so he lay by chance on our route.
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  • August 14, 2017
    I was on a bus tour and we went over the bridge. Our guide explained it cost over $80.00 for the bus to use the bridge because there was still the option of a ferry. Once the bridge has been paid for ...  more »
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  • July 29, 2016
    A beautiful bridge. From the park (south side) you can walk to the bridge, or use the bike. There is downhill a tunnel. Through the tunnel you can even enter the bridge, or pass over it. View from the bridge is very beautiful!
  • October 21, 2016
    Great engineering. Through a tunnel, up over the fjord and back down into the mountain.
  • August 18, 2016
    Great monument, and there's a walk in to the bridge on the southern end with picnic tables, toilet and tourist info.
  • July 8, 2017
    Big and powerful
  • April 18, 2016
    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.

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