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This Amazing Bridge Turns Into An Underwater Tunnel Connecting Denmark And Sweden
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This Amazing Bridge Turns Into An Underwater Tunnel Connecting Denmark And Sweden

This unique roadway connects the Danish capital of Copenhagen to the Swedish city of Malmö. The Øresund, designed by the Danish architect George K.S. Rotne, was opened on July 1, 2000. The bridge stretches about 8km before transitioning through an artificial island into a 4km tunnel under the Flint Channel.

The site is interesting both biologically and architecturally: the Lund’s Botanical Association has identified more than 500 different species of plants on the island, which was constructed from material dredged from the seabed. Most of the concrete tunnel was cast on land and towed out to the location.

More info: oresundbron.com (h/t: demilkedtwistedsifter)

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CassieWilliams
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7 years ago

Upon first glance and having been on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel (which is 37km long compared to the Øresund Bridge's 12km), it's easy to think of the Øresund Bridge as no big deal, but the bridge is a double-decker with trains running the lower level and is high enough in places for boats to pass underneath. They're both pretty impressive in their own right. Also, I'm completely uncomfortable on either one.

RoseanneJames
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7 years ago

LOL me too...!

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DariaB
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7 years ago

In the 3rd picture I thought the building in the background was catching fire! It took me seconds to realise it was the sky. Eheheh, glad it's just the sky. Anyway, yep, amazing thing water tunnels are. And this one looks beautiful too.

GabriellaLengyel
Community Member
7 years ago

Yes, the bridge is impressive and it too provide a convenient time-saver way for people who work in and commute to the other country on daily basis.

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CassieWilliams
Community Member
7 years ago

Upon first glance and having been on the Chesapeake Bay Bridge - Tunnel (which is 37km long compared to the Øresund Bridge's 12km), it's easy to think of the Øresund Bridge as no big deal, but the bridge is a double-decker with trains running the lower level and is high enough in places for boats to pass underneath. They're both pretty impressive in their own right. Also, I'm completely uncomfortable on either one.

RoseanneJames
Community Member
7 years ago

LOL me too...!

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DariaB
Community Member
7 years ago

In the 3rd picture I thought the building in the background was catching fire! It took me seconds to realise it was the sky. Eheheh, glad it's just the sky. Anyway, yep, amazing thing water tunnels are. And this one looks beautiful too.

GabriellaLengyel
Community Member
7 years ago

Yes, the bridge is impressive and it too provide a convenient time-saver way for people who work in and commute to the other country on daily basis.

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