Things You Have to Know about Great Belt Fixed Link (Denmark)
The Great Belt Fixed Link is one of the best suspension bridges that you can find in Denmark. This amazing bridge, which is also known well as the Vestbroen Bridge, is created by Dissing+Weitling in order to cross the Great Belt Straight. In other words, it will be able to connect the Danish Island of Zealand and Funen. So then, it is no wonder if this bridge has the distinctive design that can suit its notable length as well as possible. Aside of that, there are actually some other things that you have to know about this Great Belt Bridge. In case you really want to find out what they are, it will be better for you to keep reading below.
Well, the Great Belt Fixed Link basically consists of two different bridges which one of them is known well as the East Bridge that is opened on June 14th, 1998. This particular bridge is such a durable bridge that made of the concrete and steel which spans from Zealand to a small island in the middle of the Great Belt that is called Sprongø. Then, there is also the girder bridge which is available for roads and railways that links between Sprongø and Funen. The total length of this bridge has approached 22,227 feet (6,790 meters) with its longest span is about 5,328 feet (1,624 meters). Besides, this bridge also has a notable 102 feet (31 meters) of width and 833 feet (254 meters) of height. All of those numbers has made the bridge become the longest bridge out of Asia.
Moreover, the other part of the Great Belt Fixed Link is the West Bridge can be defined as the biggest project that had ever been done in Denmark. This is a kind of box girder bridge, which is opened on June 1st, 1997 (for the rail traffic) and on June 14th, 1998 (for the road traffic), is created in order to connect Halsskov in Zealand and Knudshoved in Funen. That is the main reason why this bridge has the 18 km of length. The next, the 25 meters of width that this bridge has is optimized for providing a two railway track and four motorway lanes. The combination of those two different tracks will be able to support both of the road and railway traffic in the best way possible.
After putting it all together, the existence of the entire Great Belt Fixed Link can really affect the traffic in the country positively. This specific fact can be proven when you notice that this bridge is able to increase the mobility of the people nicely. It is because this bridge can offer the people several things that the very transportation cannot give, such as the more conveniences, facilities the faster route, the more affordable expense to pay, and so on. In addition, there are so many people who are so interested in passing on the bridge because they really amazed with the panoramic view that they can enjoy from the bridge. For them, it is like seeing a real beautiful painting on an art gallery.
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