May 11, 2021

Incredible Bridge Structure Turns Into an Underwater Tunnel Connecting Denmark and Sweden

Probably you all have had that member of your family that describes their time of going to school like the most challenging thing they’ve ever had to do in their life.  We’ve all heard stories of all kind on that time when transportation wasn’t as easy as it is today, and here’s a funny illustration of that.

But lucky for us, transportation is getting easier every day and more. Mankind is creating all sorts of things to make life easier as were being challenged with a pandemic and all troubles that life can bring.

Nowadays we’re all trying to avoid public transportation for our own safety, but it’s hard to maintain that safety when it comes to countries that are separated by water. It might sound unbelievable if someone told you that it is possible to ride above water with your car, however, believe us that is true.

H/T: Øresund Bridge: Website

                 Photo credit: Koosha Paridel

Øresund bridge is the connection between the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden.  With a length of about 8km (five miles), this bridge offers people the possibility to cross over the water for only a 10-minute drive. Traveling between these countries has never been easier, especially for those people who live in one and work on the other.

The building of this bridge began in 1993. A tube tunnel of concrete segments that runs 4km( 2.5 miles) was installed underwater and an artificial island was created to connect it to the bridge. Øresund is a cable-stayed bridge, made of strong steel cables attached to high supporting pylons.

Both countries are responsible for this giant structure and have to work together to maintain it and keep it running.

Of course there’s a fee that drivers have to pay but it’s totally worth it knowing they can move freely in both countries any time they want.

The bridge is 8km (5 feet) long and a 10 min drive.

It connects the cities of Copenhagen, Denmark with Malmö, Sweden

A tube tunnel of concrete segments was installed underwater and an artificial island was created to connect it to the bridge. Øresund is a cable-stayed bridge, made of strong steel cables attached to high supporting pylons.

The flora and fauna on the island have been allowed to develop freely and undisturbed and has become a haven for biologists

Øresund Bridge: Website
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