The Drammen River divides the city in two, and the bridges join these two halves together like small arteries.
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In this shot I have caught five bridges.
Drammen Bridge (Drammensbrua) is a motorway box girder bridge that crosses Drammenselva river in the town of Drammen in Norway. It is the longest bridge in Norway, 1892 metres long. The bridge has 41 spans; the longest span is 60 metres. The maximum clearance to the water is 11 metres.
At the river mouth lies Holmen Island, with railway bridges, local road junctions and the motorway bridge, which form a dividing line between the city centre and the fjord area.
The main artery Built in 1936 in the classic functionalist style, the City bridge is located in the city centre. It replaced a wooden bridge built in 1811, which had become old and uneven and had fallen into disrepair. The City bridge is Drammen’s main artery, and carries heavy traffic in the form of cars, buses, cyclists and pedestrians. Several proposals to tear down the bridge and replace it have been put forward, but persistent maintenance work has repeatedly revived it. In a not too distant future it´s likely that much of today´s traffic will be using other crossing points, which will leave the City bridge to cyclists, pedestrians and collective means of transportation.
The City bridge
Ypsilon is the name of the new pedestrian bridge between Drammen Park (on the Bragernes river bank) and the Science Park (on the Strømsø side).