Great Belt Bridge in Denmark

When we went on a cruise with Costa Cruises to discover the fjords, our ship sailed along the strait of the Great Belt in Denmark. It connects the Baltic sea (in the South, stopover in Warnemünde, in Germany) to the Kattegat Sea (in the North, stopover in Aarhus in Denmark).

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The strait is 60m deep and there is a gigantic bridge which was created in the 1990s.

This bridge is called Great Belt Bridge or Storebaeltsforbindelsen in Danish and it is 18 km long. It enables to connect the 2 biggest Danish islands, Sealand (where Copenhagen is situated) and Fionia.

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It is composed of a 6,790-meter long suspended bridge, which makes it the third longest bridge in the world, after Japan and China.

Wherever you are, the suspended bridge is impressive. You feel stunned when you drive on it or when you sail under it. Pylons are 250m high and cars are 65m above  the sea level! Thus the windage is significant.

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Goods are conveyed by railway as there is an immersed 8,000-meter long tunnel.

You will be charged to cross the bridge. Indeed it costs 240 Danish krones, i.e 33 Euros.

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