New Norway Sky Bridge, Longer than Golden Gate Bridge
This HardangerBridge has beengiven a new nameby the hordes ofInternet commentscalling it theNorway Sky Bridge.The new name wasborn after seeingthis photo below,showing theconstruction crewwalking on thewalkway on thebridge suspensioncables. The rest ofthe bridge isshrouded in cloudgiving theappearance that thesuspension cablewalkway was theactual bridge.Norway SkyBridge or TheHardangerBridge?
Hardanger Bridge is a suspension bridge which will cross the Hardangerfjord in south-western Norway.
The main span of the Hardanger Bridge is 1,310 meters (4297.9 ft) – 20 metres longer thanthe Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco. This makes the bridge the longest in Norway and9th longest in the world.
The towers of thebridge must stand onshore due to thedepth of the fjord.The maximum waterdepth near the bridgeis about 500 metres(1,600 ft), and themountainssurrounding the fjordare about 1,200metres (3,900 ft) high.
The planned cost is close to 330 million dollars and is planned to open in August 2013.
The engineering part of the project will be done by Statens Vegvesen, Veidirektoratet. Thecable bands, tower saddles and splay saddles have been manufactured in the UKby Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd.
The cable bands, tower saddles and splay saddles have been manufactured in the UK byGoodwin Steel Castings Ltd.
The winds and weather were on their side when Øivind L. Søvik and Bente Johnsen Aase,project manager and assistant project manager, hosted the ceremony on the catwalk of theHardanger Bridge.
The first queue on the Hardanger bridge: walking down the side span towards Vallavik.
Employees of the Norwegian Public Roads Administration at lofty heights. From the leftBente Bergstø, Gunnar Ringheim and Melake Gebremichael, members of the HardangerBridge project management team.