2003: The Debut of a Replacement Bridge in Norway

June 3, 2003

A new version of the Djupfjord Bridge in Nordland county in Norway’s northern region made its debut. This structure, which carries European route E10 over a section of the Djupfjorden (a deep and narrow inlet of the sea) within the municipality of Moskenes, replaced a bridge that had been in service at that location since 1959.

Construction on the new bridge began during the summer of 2001. This construction took longer than originally planned, due in large part to such natural forces as strong waves in the Djupfjorden and powerful winds throughout the area. Work on the bridge was finally completed in May 2003.

This new 850 foot (259-meter)-long suspension bridge was officially opened by Geir Wulff-Nilsen, mayor of Moskenes. Approximately 100 people attended that ceremony.

Photo Credit: Peter Šmerkl (licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 Unported license at https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.en)

For more information on the present-day Djupfjord Bridge, please check out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Djupfjord_Bridge

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