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TweetTweet 93The Atlantic Road: Norway’s Construction ofthe CenturyCategories: BEST OF, DESIGN, TRAVEL Tags: · norway · Le...
Photograph via KULfoto.comPhotograph by Robert Ellingson for nasjonaleturistveger.no
Photograph by Georgio GhezziThe Atlantic Road, Norway- The Atlantic Road zigzags across low bridges that jut out over the ...
Photograph via VisitNorway.comPhotograph by Magne Flemsaeter for nasjonaleturistveger.no
Photograph by Vincenzo ManzoniThe Atlantic Road Viewing PlatformsPhotograph by Vegar Moen for nasjonaleturistveger.no
Photograph by Jiri Havran for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Per Kollstad for nasjonaleturistveger.no
ASKEVAGENAlong Atlanterhavsvegen, several smaller roads branch out to ports with breakwaters offering protection from the ...
Photograph by Jiri Havran for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Per Kollstad for nasjonaleturistveger.noKJEKSARest area...
Photograph by Jarle Waehler for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noGEITOYAOn ...
Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.no
Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noMYRBAERHOLMBRUAOn specially constructed fishing bridges running a...
Photograph by Harald Mownickel for nasjonaleturistveger.no
Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Cricket Ltd. on Flickr
Photograph by Stewart AtkinsPhotograph by Niels BreveSources- Visit Norway: The Atlantic Road- Nasjonale Turistveger: Atla...
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  1. 1. TweetTweet 93The Atlantic Road: Norway’s Construction ofthe CenturyCategories: BEST OF, DESIGN, TRAVEL Tags: · norway · Leave a Comment1Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noOpened on July 7, 1989, the Atlantic Road is a National Tourist Route and was honoured as Norway’s Construction of the Century in2005. The Atlantic is an 8.3 kilometer (5.2 miles) section of Country Road 64 which runs between the towns of Kristiansund andMolde, the two main population centres in the county of More og Romsdal in Fjord, Norway.The road is built on several small islands and skerries, which are connected by several causeways, viaducts and eight bridges. Belowyou will find an incredible gallery of images along with additional information on the road as well as a summary of the four mainviewing platforms for visitors of this incredible route.MAY 5, 2012Like 696ART ARCHITECTURE TRAVEL NATURE/SPACE ANIMALS SCI/TECH HISTORY THE RESTPICTURE OF THE DAY SHIRK REPORT LISTS BEST OF
  2. 2. Photograph via KULfoto.comPhotograph by Robert Ellingson for nasjonaleturistveger.no
  3. 3. Photograph by Georgio GhezziThe Atlantic Road, Norway- The Atlantic Road zigzags across low bridges that jut out over the sea, linking the islands between Molde (famous for its annual jazzfestival in July) and Kristiansund in the western fjords- The route was originally proposed as a railway line in the early 20th century, but this was ultimately abandoned. Serious planning ofthe road started in the 1970s, and construction started on 1 August 1983- During construction, the area was hit by twelve hurricanes. The road was opened on 7 July 1989, having cost 122 million Norwegiankrone (NOK), of which 25 percent was financed with tolls and the rest from public grants- Collection of tolls was scheduled to run for 15 years, but by June 1999 the road was paid off and the toll removed. The road ispreserved as a cultural heritage site and is classified as a National Tourist Route- It is a popular site to film automotive commercials, has been declared the world’s best road trip, and been awarded the title as“Norway’s Construction of the Century”- In 2009, the Atlantic Ocean Tunnel opened from Averøy to Kristiansund; combined, they have become a second fixed link betweenKristiansund and Molde[Source: Wikipedia, Visit Norway]
  4. 4. Photograph via VisitNorway.comPhotograph by Magne Flemsaeter for nasjonaleturistveger.no
  5. 5. Photograph by Vincenzo ManzoniThe Atlantic Road Viewing PlatformsPhotograph by Vegar Moen for nasjonaleturistveger.no
  6. 6. Photograph by Jiri Havran for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Per Kollstad for nasjonaleturistveger.no
  7. 7. ASKEVAGENAlong Atlanterhavsvegen, several smaller roads branch out to ports with breakwaters offering protection from the elements. Out on thebreakwaters, the sense of closeness to the ocean and the forces of nature is at its most intense, in stormy as well as sunny weather.The viewing platform on the outer end of the breakwater at Askevagen offers a 360-degree panoramic view of the archipelago, theocean and the shore.Architect: 3 RW – Jacob Rossvik. Landscape architect: Smedsvig. [Source]Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.no
  8. 8. Photograph by Jiri Havran for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Per Kollstad for nasjonaleturistveger.noKJEKSARest area with a trail and a viewing platform. From the rest area, a magnificent view unfolds to the shipping lane and the wide ocean.A trail leads down to the water’s edge.Architect: 3 RW – Jacob Rossvik. Landscape architect: Smedsvig. [Source]
  9. 9. Photograph by Jarle Waehler for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noGEITOYAOn Geitoya island, the terrain offers plenty of opportunities for taking picturesque photos of the ensemble of bridges and thearchipelago. From here, a boat service runs to the well-known fishing village of Håholmen. A trail leads to a viewing platform under theGeitøya bridge, often used by anglers.Landscape architects: Smedsvig Landskapsarkitekter. [Source]
  10. 10. Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.no
  11. 11. Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noMYRBAERHOLMBRUAOn specially constructed fishing bridges running along each side of the Myrbærholm bridge you can safely try your hand as an angler.In the strong tidal flow under the bridges there are good chances that a coalfish, pollock, cod or mackerel may bite.Architect: Manthey Kula, Beate Hølmebakk. [Source]
  12. 12. Photograph by Harald Mownickel for nasjonaleturistveger.no
  13. 13. Photograph by Roger Ellingsen for nasjonaleturistveger.noPhotograph by Cricket Ltd. on Flickr
  14. 14. Photograph by Stewart AtkinsPhotograph by Niels BreveSources- Visit Norway: The Atlantic Road- Nasjonale Turistveger: Atlanterhavsvegen- Atlantic Ocean Road on WikipediaIf you enjoyed this post, the Sifter highly recommends:The Craziest Cliffs in Norway
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