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.