Tour Norway Arctic. Day 10 Stokmarknes
This photo is a stich of 4 photos shot from the deck of the coastal express MS Nordkapp. To the left some coast guard vessels at their naval base in Stokmarknes. To the right (hardly visible) the local airport. Klick the photo for a larger version..
From the net:
Hadsel Bridge ( Norwegian : Hadselbrua) is a cantilever road bridge on Norwegian County Road 82 that crosses the Langøysundet strait between the islands of Langøya and Børøya inNordland county, Norway . Together with the Børøy Bridge it connects the island of Hadseløya and the town of Stokmarknes to the neighboring island of Langøya .
Hadsel Bridge is 1,011 metres (3,317 ft) long, the main span is 150 metres (490 ft), and the maximum clearance to the sea is 30 metres (98 ft). The bridge has a total of 27 spans.
Hadsel Bridge was opened in 1978. It was one of 4 bridges that were built in the 1970s to connect the islands of Vesterålen to each other. The other bridges that were built during that period are Sortland Bridge , Andøy Bridge, and Kvalsaukan Bridge . Together with Tjeldsund Bridge near Harstad these bridges connect the islands of Vesterålen to the mainland.
Before the bridge was built, a ferry carried passengers across the sound between Sandnes on Langøya and the town of Stokmarknes on Hadseløya