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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 is fairly new. I was impressed by the fact that you get straight out of the tunnel and moving on it, see box tunnel in approaching a cliff on the opposite side of the fjord, where actually you get. Located on Highway 13 language if you go Troll northwards along the Hardanger fjord.
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  • We were there when he almost finished was already a while ago. It is a massive bridge that you see from afar, but personally, I was not that impressed. I also do not so much with this type of construction so there will also have to deal with.
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  • Giant building bridges we saw abundant on our tour of Northern Norway down to the South. As you can see on the road already impressive constructions. But this bridge (length: 1,380 m) heard about the fjord the the eye-catching buildings. We had the luck to be able to see the bridge from all sides. On a Thursday we went through during a boat tour on the Eidfjord under the bridge, then a day later in the car itself to be able to cross them. We had unfortunately only a limited view on the fjord despite sunshine because of fog haze, but the bridge was already imposing. In the car you arrive at the bridge each through a tunnel, which is already your own class with his lighting of the "circular traffic" rule. On one side is stupid but, unfortunately no parking is available and no reference to the parking lot on the other bridge page to see, to see such a sight in peace as a driver. Of course, the view from above on the fjord is spectacular.
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  • 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!
  • 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.
  • Great engineering. Through a tunnel, up over the fjord and back down into the mountain.
  • Great monument, and there's a walk in to the bridge on the southern end with picnic tables, toilet and tourist info.
  • I wish I walk this bridge in the day next time. Monumental.