Monday, 4 August 2008

Broer som binder - Bridges Between



The Tjeldsund Bridge (Tjeldsundbrua) is a suspension road bridge that crosses Tjeldsundet between the mainland and Hinnøya in Troms county in Norway. The bridge is 1007 metres long, the main span is 290 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 41 metres. The bridge has 32 spans.


After 30 months and 375 000 work hours, 112 000 bags of cement, 1200 tons of steel and the cost of 45 million kroner, Tjeldsund Bridge was opened by King Olav V on August 22, 1967.


The road is called E10. The Tjeldsund Bridge connects the municipality of Harstad to the mainland. Together with the bridges in Vesterålen, it also connects the major islands of Vesterålen and also Lofoten to the mainland.














19 comments:

RuneE said...

That was a worthy bridge and different from the ones I am used to see around here. I liked the different angles you have used and the day the road leads into the photo.

Du har fått et nydelig bilde på toppen også!

Petunia said...

Nydelige bilder:)

A. said...

Magnificent shots! The bridge itself is attractive but the scenery is stunning.

Ackworth Born said...

Beautiful and I too appreciate the different angles. The only looking down from above shows how the central section differs from the sections either side.

Most interesting.

Rose said...

Bridges like this just amaze me....I just cannot imagine building one. Love that you gave all the different views of it.

diXymiss said...

Beautiful shots!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Nydelig bro og kjent for meg. Men du får den jaggu penere på bilde enn jeg kan huske;)

Har dere kommet dere hjem allerede eller har dere dataen med på turen?

Uansett så håper jeg dere har det kjempekos! Har dere enno ferie, så nyyyyyt den:)

Hils snuppa di og si at jeg er så lei meg for at jeg ikke var heime da dere kjørte forbi:(

Ferieklem fra Pernille:)

esnorway said...

fine bilder håper ferien er bra.

fishing guy said...

John: Spectacular span, the first photo was outstanding.

Travis said...

What a bridge you have here. The colors of the water are spectacular. Wonderful structure too. Thanks for sharing.

Marie said...

Nydeleg bru og ikkje minst nydelege bilde!

pts said...

what a fantastic!

ArneA said...

At last we got signals of life from you up in the far north. And the quality of this signal is superb.
Not only the photos, but the magnitude of work connected to the shooting (different direction, altitude etc) tell me that you take your hobby (?) seriously.
That is the opposite of my "family shooting"
:)
Ha fortsatt en fin ferie i det høye nord. Gleder meg til bilder fra lofoten

Daniel J Santos said...

Very interesting and beautiful images.

Ida said...

Hei John.
Nå er jeg tilbake i Bloggland etter en fin sommerferie og god pause.
Har kikket litt i bloggen din nå. Fant en flott bro lenger nede også.
Bilde nr. 2 her er utrolig flott.
Kikket også på den andre bloggen din.
Så kjekt å se at du blogger blomsterbilder også da. ;)
Håper at du har hatt en fin sommer så langt.
Ønsker deg fine sommerdager fremover.
Vi blogges.

Lawstude said...

love the pics. vibrant colors. happy 08.08.08 day to you john.

GAWO said...

Jeg tar hatten av (eller hjelmen om du vil) for bildene dine. Virkelig fine. Og det var broen også.
Har du hatt en fin sommer der nordpå? Velkommen hjem i hvertfall :-)

bryan said...

Nice bridge. The second shot is my favorite!

Katney said...

That is really ong and aslo graceful.