If you didn’t miss geography class in school, then perhaps you remember that Denmark and Sweden are separated by a narrow strip of water – the Øresund strait. Of course, on the map it may look narrow, in reality it’s 16 kilometres wide. In the past, the Danes and the Swedes traversed this distance by using ferries, but the journey took a long time. The decision was taken to build a bridge – one which is truly unique.
Once again, we’ve been convinced that architects are truly geniuses!
The bridge is gigantic, boasting a four-lane highway as well as a railway on two different levels.
This first part of the bridge comes to an end on an artificial island in the middle of the strait. The road smoothly disappears under the ground into a tunnel.
The unusual design was chosen in order to avoid blocking the path of planes which land at the nearby Copenhagen airport, as well as to allow space for ships to sail across the strait.
The bridge looks especially impressive when viewed from the air.