Long Span Bridges in Scandinavia

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    Abstract

    The first Scandinavian bridge with a span of more than 500 m was the Lillebælt Suspension Bridge opened to traffic in 1970.Art the end of the 20th century the longest span of any European bridge is found in the Storebælt East Bridge with a main span of 1624 m. Also the third longest span in Europe is found in Scandinavia - the 1210 m span of the Höga Kusten Bridge in Sweden.The Kvarnsund Bridge in Norway was at the completion in 1991 the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world, and the span of 530 m is still thge longest for cable-stayed bridges in concrete. The Øresund Bridge with its sapn of 490 m is the longest among cable-stayed bridges for both road and railway traffic.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationStructural Engineering World Wide
    Number of pages502
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherElsevier
    Publication date1998
    Publication statusPublished - 1998
    EventStructural Engineers World Congress - San Francisco
    Duration: 1 Jan 1998 → …

    Conference

    ConferenceStructural Engineers World Congress
    CitySan Francisco
    Period01/01/1998 → …

    Cite this

    Gimsing, N. J. (1998). Long Span Bridges in Scandinavia. In Structural Engineering World Wide Elsevier.