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The Oresund Bridge

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It was opened in 2000, connecting Denmark and Sweden. The bridge reaches 7620 meters and a height of 204 meters. In fact this is not a bridge but a whole system: a bridge-tunnel-bridge. The total weight of the bridge-tunnel is of 82,000 tons and it is able to hold about 60,000 cars, buses or trains. Moving through the Oresund Bridge is not cheap (about $ 53 per car), even with discounts for private travelers. The distance between the capital of Denmark - Copenhagen and the Swedish coast of the sea is only of 15 km. In ancient times, in the XVII-XVIII centuries, Oresund strait of water served as a natural barrier between the two countries, almost constantly at war. However, in our time, Sweden and Denmark have strong ties that allowed them in July 2000 to unite and physically, by this bridge, which became one of the most exciting European projects in the field of civil engineering. The agreement between the Governments of Denmark and Sweden on the construction of the bridge was reached in 1991 .The project was designed and implemented by a consortium of Danish, Swedish, French and British companies and consisted of three separate components. First of all, to the east of Denmark in a concrete tunnel length of 3 km, which takes place on the bottom of the strait, laid highway and the railroad to the artificial island Pepperholm 4 km in length. This artificial island created from a raised seabed of sand and stone, in itself is a marvel of engineering. However, the most impressive visual component of the project is a cable-stayed bridge in the final portion of the Swedish coast.

 

Harmonious combination

 

The coast has a double-deck bridge: the upper tier is a highway, on the bottom is the railroad. When completed in 1999, it became the world's longest bridge on the ropes. It is situated on 490 m above the Oresund strait shipping part. The four powerful pylons are real wonders of architecture and technology. They are made of concrete and rise above the sea level to 204 m. When the Baltic Sea thickens uncommon in these parts for fog, the pylons "hide" behind the clouds, and it seems that strong ropes, like a fairy tale, are floating in the air like giant harp strings . Musical associations are quite appropriate, since the appearance of the bridge has made life in harmony on both sides of the strait. In 2000, the bridge was crossed by 12 thousand and 17 thousand cars of passengers by rail. This intensification of economic ties has benefited Danish and Copenhagen, and Malmo Sweden.

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