Here I am standing at Saltstraumen just outside the city of Bodø. I am told that this is the worlds strongest tidal current with up to 400 million m³ of seawater forcing its way through a 3 km long strait every 6th hour. Vortices up to 10 m in diameter and 5 m in depth can be formed, whirlpool.
Saltstraumen is a popular place for fishing, due to abundance of saithe/pollock, cod, wolffish and halibut. Coalfish is the speciality for this area, the largest documented caught on a fishing rod is 22,7 kg.
This bridge is 768 meters long, the longest span is 160 meters and the maximum clearance to the tidal current is 41 meters.
If you take a close look you will see a "spot" in the sky above the bridge. That is not a dead insect on my lens, but a Sea King mk 43 Helicopter.
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