Monday, 1 September 2008

Broer som binder - Bridges Between

Some summer holiday shots from Norway # part 6.




Situated in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, Atlanterhavsveien (lit. The Atlantic Road) is the part of National Road No. 64 (RV 64) that connects the island of Averøy to Vevang, Eide, on the mainland; by extension, the road connects the cities of Kristiansund and Molde.

Construction work on the road started on August 1, 1983, with the opening taking place on July 7, 1989. During this period there were no less than 12 hurricanes in the area. The 8.3 km(5 mile) long road is built on several small islands and skerries, and is spanned by eight bridges and several landfills.

This road has an open sea view which is not so common for roads along the Norwegian coast, since there are archipelagos that obscures this view. Here the distance between the islands is so small that a road could be built across the archipelago. In addition there are fjords and mountains inside the road.

The spectacular road quickly became a popular tourist attraction to the extent that caution must be shown when driving it, as both the local population and visitors frequently use the road to go fishing for cod and other saltwater fish directly from the roadside.

Atlanterhavsveien was voted "Norwegian Construction of the Century" on 27 September 2005, and is currently Norway's second most visited scenic road after Trollstigen (also in Møre og Romsdal). Atlanterhavsveien's sharp turns and wild nature have ranked it first on The Guardian's list of the world's best road trips, in sharp competition with world renowned attractions such as Northern Ireland's Antrim coast road and the Himalayas.



Storseisundet Bridge (Storseisundet bru) is the longest of the 8 bridges that make Atlanterhavsveien ("The Atlantic Road"), the road connection from the mainland to Averøy in Møre og Romsdal county in Norway. Storseisundet Bridge is a cantilever bridge, 260 metres long and with a maximum clearance to the sea of 23 metres.


















































Broer som binder - Bridges Between concept came from RuneE. Say "G'day" to him.

25 comments:

Ivar Ivrig said...

Hatten av for kjempemessige, flotte bilder. KJEMPEBRA :-)

Hyde DP said...

so many bridges and so dramatic - I love the shots where the bridge seems to disappear into thin air - very scary.

Louise said...

Wonderful bridge shots. The first two bridges are works of art. I love the blue ocean by them.

TWELVE hurricanes? Who knew!?

magiceye said...

incredibly picturesque!

RuneE said...

Bare et ord passer - imponerende! Både for Atlanterhavsveien og for presentasjonen. Det må helt opplagt bli den veien vi kjører dersom det blir noe av vår Lofotentur. God ingeniørkunst med den veien som helte utover! (Var det din bil som sto på parkeringsplassen?)

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Just one word fit - Impressive, for both Atlanterhavsveien and for your prentation of it.

ArneA said...

Det som stadig imponerer meg med dine photos er hvor dyktig du er til å ta deg tid til å bevege deg ut i naturen for å finne DET mest spectakulære. Bilde 6 er vel månedens shot.
Kanskje skulle den nye Holmenkollen bli konstruert slik. Da vet du ikke hvor du lander

Ida said...

Jeg er imponert!
Fantastisk serie!
Flotte bilder! :)

babooshka said...

These are just awesome. Outstanding.

T and S said...

Stunning images, beautifully composed.

The tips on enlarging the layout really helped, it really looks much better now. Thank you so much.

Garden Angel said...

Heisann!
Mange flotte bilder her ja!
For en flott bro, som slynger seg så vakkert i den ellers så ville og vakre naturen:)
Du har virkelig fått tatt bilder fra mange vinkler.

Jeg har kosa meg og sett på de andre bildene du har tatt i ferien også! Amazing!

Dessuten var jeg jo heldig å treffe din skjønne kone som du allerede vet..
Hun var like koselig som jeg trodde!
Håper det går bra med henne!
Hils henne så mye fra meg da, og gi henne en klem:)

Ha en fin dag John!

Pernille's ting og tang said...

Dette var da virkelig vakkert! Og for et flott bidrag til dagens tema! Bilde nr. 6 syns jeg er helt fabelaktig. Men kan en egentlig velge ut en favoritt her? VAKKERT!

evlahos said...

excellent photos, very interesting construction

Anemone said...

Atlanterhavsveien ja!! den har vi kjørt, og du og du så vakkert. noen registrerer ikke at de har passert en gang, men det gjelder jo å ha litt øynene med seg når en kjører og ikke bare lese VG også 8for den som sitter på ja :-)))

Tiltrekkes folk når det er skikkelig "ruskvær" i alle fall, DET er vist utrolig fasinerende for folk fra innlandet (les, tyskere i bobil osv osv...)

Nydelige bilder alle sammen, og jeg, jeg er fortsatt himmelfallen over hvor flott bloggen din har blitt.

Rose said...

These are almost as captivating as your last skywatch photos. I sure am enjoying them.

Louis la Vache said...

Both "Louis" and Mme la Vache enjoyed this series, John! Mme la Vache commented on the fine composition of your photos. She is a good judge because she worked as a photojournalist for a newspaper in Tokyo before she married "Louis."

"Louis" is VERY happy with the Nikon Mme la Vache brought him when she returned from China and Japan.

PERBS said...

Never before have I seen such a beautiful bridge that connected so many places. . . I am still marveling at your fantastic photos!

Come by my new blog and see my different bridge entry.

Paulie

fishing guy said...

John: Amazing spans and wonderful captures. I love your photos and they are so special. I liked the fishing story. Anytime you get fish a place to hide, they will be near.

The Urban Buddha said...

Älskar dessa foton! Underbara vinklar! Mycket vacker komposition. :)

Tommy V said...

That is and awesome series of roads and bridges. The 5th picture is my favorite bridge. You captured these so great. Thanks for sharing these. I get to see a place that I might not ever get to visit.

Abraham Lincoln said...

Magnificent photography.

Lawstude said...

lovely captures. looking at your work really transports me in a different place. great job john.

chrome3d said...

Such a wide open spaces, must be plenty windy too. I just love those shots where the bridge disappears in to air. Nice curve.

Lew said...

Excellent photos of an unusual string of bridges over the beautiful waters of Norway! I can understand why RV 64 is a popular tourist spot. I also imagine that bridge building along the coast of Norway is a challenge for both designers and construction crews. As I have explored Norway through blogs like yours, RuneE's and others, I am intriqued by the isolated houses and boat docks along the fjords and islands. People's lives certainly depended on having a good boat before the building of bridges like this one.
Also, excellent and interesting sky watch at the castle in Sweden.

Randi said...

Utrolig heldig dere var med været da!!
Det er bare å bøye seg i støvet for fantastiske bilder, John!! kanonbra!!

I dag er det regn og ikke noe som frister til å ta bilder av...iallefall ingen himmelbilder. Må motivere meg sterkt til å komme meg ut....tror jeg la igjen energien min i senga..brukte den opp på å snu meg ørten ganger, og hver gang jeg snur meg våkner jeg pga av korsryggen min ikke spiller på lag. Jaja, noe skal det jo alltids være.

Hagemor said...

Jeg ser du har vært på besøk hos oss i fint vær, Atlanterhavsveien bør oppleves i full høststorm. Velkommen tilbake!