New Norway Sky Bridge, Longer than Golden Gate Bridge

By: | February 6th, 2013

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Norway Sky Bridge or The Hardanger Bridge?

This Hardanger Bridge has been given a new name by the hordes of Internet comments calling it the Norway Sky Bridge. The new name was born after seeing this photo below, showing the construction crew walking on the walkway on the bridge suspension cables. The rest of the bridge is shrouded in cloud giving the appearance that the suspension cable walkway was the actual bridge.

The Norway Sky Bridge

The Norway Sky Bridge / The Hardanger Bridge

The main span of the Hardanger Bridge is 1,310 meters (4297.9 ft) – 20 metres longer than the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco. This makes the bridge the longest in Norway and 9th longest in the world.

The towers of the bridge must stand on shore due to the depth of the fjord. The maximum water depth near the bridge is about 500 metres (1,600 ft), and the mountains surrounding the fjord are about 1,200 metres (3,900 ft) high.

Road Being Hoisted in Place on the Hardanger Bridge

The Norway Sky Bridge – Road Being Hoisted in Place on the Hardanger Bridge

The planned cost is close to 330 million dollars and is planned to open in June 2013.

Slide Show of spectacular Norway Sky Bridge Photos.

Norway Sky Bridge 13

The Norway Sky Bridge / The Hardanger Bridge – Photos by http://www.vegvesen.no/

The engineering part of the project will be done by Statens Vegvesen, Veidirektoratet. The cable bands, tower saddles and splay saddles have been manufactured in the UK by Goodwin Steel Castings Ltd.

Slide Show of spectacular Norway Sky Bridge Photos. Click next to start.

Michael Cooney

Michael Cooney, the founder of EngNet, worked as a project engineer for many years sourcing equipment. His passion and experience in the industry led to creating EngNet to connect engineers and industry suppliers. You can also find Michael on .

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10 thoughts on “New Norway Sky Bridge, Longer than Golden Gate Bridge

  1. Josefa Meikle
    May 13, 2013 at 12:55 am

    Scandinavia more closer to the rest of the world, would you guys like it???

    1. Andreas
      July 21, 2013 at 7:36 am

      Get a life …scadinvia is beutiful and close to the rest of the world….what are u on about!!!

  2. adam cyril
    May 13, 2013 at 5:22 am

    it’s amezing

  3. Lalit Joshi
    May 13, 2013 at 8:06 am

    what a talent in this modern age, brilent, brilent

  4. Cemal Guven Asti
    May 15, 2013 at 4:45 am

    This is a sinister plot which will provide the link for Vikings to invade the world. Run Forrest run to the hills. The vikings are coming !

  5. vikas thakur
    May 15, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    very beautiful bridge i have no words

  6. W3Origin.Com
    May 23, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    This bridge is not less than a modern wonders. This is amazing.

  7. Dr.G.G.Mansharamani
    June 11, 2013 at 8:38 pm

    It is amazing

  8. gyanen
    July 10, 2013 at 11:12 am

    can’t believe my eyes….amazingly brilliant n marvelously made….

  9. January 8, 2014 at 12:32 pm

    I spent 2 years in Norway from 1953 to 1955. I met and my beautiful Norwegian wife my first night in Stavanger. We got married in 1955 and we have spent 58 beautiful years together. We are very proud of all the progress Norway has made all these past years. We know that the north sea oil has made all this progress possible. Our daughter recorded the North Sea Troll which she saw on the Discovery Channel. This too was a amazing feat. I sure have enjoyed being married to a Viking all these years.

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