On 28th February 2006 the Norwegian Parliament approved the bridge. With the support of private bridge consultants, the Norwegian public road administration department of bridges planned the construction works that commenced from 26th February, 2009. The bridge was opened on August 17th, 2013.
- This bridge is the longest suspension bridge in Norway.
- It is a 2-way lane with a lane for bicycles and pedestrians.
- The bridge has a main span of 1310 m and a total length of 1380 m.
- The towers of the bridge elevate to 200 m above sea level.
- The project also includes 2675 meter tunnels and 0,8 km of new roads.
- The project also consists of bicycle and pedestrian lane of 0.9 km approaching the bridge.
- Better communication in the inner Hardanger.
- Better the regional transportation between Odda and Voss and between Bergen and Hardanger and towards Hallingdal.
- Offers better service for the traffic with ferry-free connection in theeast-west and north-south directions.
Check out the video for the construction of the bridge in its third year.
Photo: Geir Brekke