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Øresund Bridge
Öresund Bridge
Øresund Bridge - Øresund.jpg
Carries Four lanes of European route E20
Double track Oresund Railway Line
Crosses Oresund strait (The Sound)
Locale Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmö, Sweden
Official name Øresundsbroen, Öresundsbron
Design Cable-stayed bridge
Total length 7,845 metres (25,738 ft)
Width 23.5 metres (77.1 ft)
Longest span 490 metres (1,608 ft)
Clearance below 57 metres (187 ft)
Designer Georg Rotne
Engineering design by Ove Arup & Partners
Gimsing & Madsen
Constructed by  Spain Dragados Offshore
Opened July 1, 2000
Daily traffic ca. 17,000 road vehicles

The Øresund Bridge (Danish: Øresundsbroen, Swedish: Öresundsbron, joint hybrid name: Øresundsbron) is a bridge and tunnel across the Øresund strait. It connects Denmark and Sweden.


The construction of the Øresund Bridge began in 1995. When it was finished in 1999, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden met in the middle.

The official opening was on 1 July 2000. Queen Margrethe II and King Carl XVI Gustaf led the ceremonies together.

Related pages

  • Structurae, Øresund Bridge, Øresund Tunnel
  • Road Traffic Technology, Øresund bridge project information

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Kids robot.svg In Spanish: Puente de Øresund para niños

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