Sunday, November 30, 2008

Bridges Between/ Broer Som Binder

This is Skarnsundet Bridge. It crosses the strait Skarnsundet in Trondheimsfjord. The bridge was, on its completion in 1991, the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world by the length of main span.  Total length is 1010 meters, longest span 530 meters. Clearence below is 45 meters.

In the construction of the bridge, starting in 1988, 19.600 km³ concrete was used and the 208 cables with a total length of 33 km weigh 1 030 tonnes. The cables have a diameter varying between 52 mm and 85 mm and can, if needed, be replaced separately. The bridge is fundamented in bedrock below the seabed under each tower. The bridge was build to withstand winds up to 48,5 m/s (century storms) and is control calculated for earthquakes.





Please visit Visual Norway, the founder of this meme, for more bridges.

36 comments:

  1. sometimes, technology is so awesome that it makes us mere mortals nothing but specks of dust...

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  2. Jøss, man lærer mye av å lese bloggen din :-).

    Bilde 2 og 4 syns jeg blir kule om du kutter det som er nederst. Da er det ikke lenger bilder av bru, men spennende visuelle utfordringer med heftige linjer og perspektiv!

    Men det blir noe helt annet en en blogging om bru i så fall.. Du kan jo teste det på nettfoto?

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  3. For et byggverk og for noen kabler!! Her snakker vi dimensjoner ja gitt. Og bildene dine har jo blitt tatt fa en så spennende og annerledes vinkel også, tøft.

    Har gjort klart min bro til i morgen jeg også. Hatt ordboka ved min side i en halv time nå, for Arne gutten har det med å kommentere min engelsk :-)

    Ha en flott ukestart.

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  4. That's an incredible feat of engineering. Beautiful bridge and great photos. Thank you.

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  5. Flotte linjer Ivar:-) Bruer, og betongkonstruksjoner kan være nydelige. Syns du har fanget det så bra!

    :-)

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  6. For ei flott bru dette var,og bildene dine er jo bare helt fantastiske.Du er dyktig!

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  7. Hello Ivar,
    Fabulous frameworks, the very special colors of the 1º one and
    interesting graphics.
    Great job
    I appreciated your technical explanation.

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  8. Meget flott bro post Ivar.
    Flotte bilder med fine perspektiver og linjer. Det manglet bare en edderkopp ;)

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  9. That's an amazing bridge, and you have done a great job of photographing it.

    An Arkie's Musings

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  10. A nice series of photographs...This bridge looks amazing....

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  11. What a beautiful bridge, very artistic.

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  12. Vakkert vakkert! Nydelige bro som det blir vakre bilder av. Elsker å kjøre under slike broer og fotografere under farta. Blir stilige bilder av det;)

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  13. Imponerende strukturer og enda mer imponerende fotografering. Det mangler bare et fra toppen - du like deg jo på høytliggende steder!

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    Impressive structures and even more impressive photography. You should have taken one from the top, seeing you enjoy high places! ;-)

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  14. Sometimes one remains astonished in seeing such beautiful design in a period of poor design results in architecture, fashion, furniture and other segments of industrial society...
    A wonderful series of shots of this spectacular bridge.

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  15. Thanks for showing all the details of that fabulous bridge... It's a thing of beauty...

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  16. Beautiful series of images. The 2nd image is an interesting perspective. Overall - Very well done

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  17. Breathtaking construction! And your pictures are fantastic!

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  18. Fantastisk bro, og bildene du har tatt er jo bare helt rå!

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  19. Ivar: You have amazing bridges in Norway.

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  20. My wife would have loved to visit this beautiful bridge in real life
    She is crazy about such constructions

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  21. Those are great. I think the second one is my favorite... it unfolds as I scroll down on it. Very interesting perspecitives.

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  22. Very cool! I would have never thought to take those angles. I'm new at this, so it's fun to see other people's perspectives on things. I'm going to enjoy following your blog. Thanks for sharing.

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  23. Magnificent shots of the bridge.

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  24. Beautiful amazing photos of the bridge. Love the way you capture from you direction. Happy Tuesday.

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  25. You really have the composure thing down with these bridge shots. Nice series. Blue Skies.

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  26. This is a wonderful series of photos. I love bridges, and these photos are inspiring.

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  27. Flotte bilder. Liker måten du har fanget linjene på og klarer å formidle dem til oss på.

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  28. Fantastic bridge photo. Thanks for sharing

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  29. Litt av en bro. Og tenk, jeg har kjørt over den. :-)
    Du har noen fantastiske bilder av broen.

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  30. This bridge is an absolutely amazing piece of architecture

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  31. Hi Ivar,

    I liked the bridge on your web, you might also be interest in a simmilar design, though much bigger bridge in Milleau (FR): http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Millau_Viaduct

    Cheers,

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