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Category: Bridges, Local time: 19:51:32

The Øresund Bridge (Øresundsbroen in Danish and Öresundsbron in Swedish) connects the capital of Denmark Copenhagen and the Swedish harbour city of Malmö . It is the second longest bridge in Europe . It was opened in the presence of the Danish Queen Margrethe II. and the Swedish King Carl XVI. Gustaf in 2000.

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The bridge is monumental and its technical parameters are impressive: it is 16 km long and consists of three parts. The first part is an artificial island, which is 430 m long. The second part is a 3,5 km long underwater tunnel.The third part is another, 4 km long artificial island. The bridge is 7845 m long and it is suspended on two 204 m high pylons.


The idea to connect Danish Zealand (Sjælland) and Skåne County in Sweden is some 130 years old. However, it was not converted into a real project until 1930s. The agreement on construction of the bridge was made in 1991 and construction work was commenced in August 1995. The last part of the Øresund Bridge was fixed on 13th of August 1999. The bridge was opened for public traffic on 1st of July 2000 at 11 pm. First trains departed from Malmö on 2nd of July at 6:09.

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