Bridge – Weekly Photo Challenge

…connecting Sweden and Denmark, the Öresunds Bridge


• The Øresund/Öresund/Oresund Bridge is a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Øresund strait between Sweden and Denmark. The bridge runs nearly 8 kilometres (5 miles) from the Swedish coast to the artificial island Peberholm in the middle of the strait. The crossing is completed by the 4-kilometre (2.5 mi) Drogden Tunnel from Peberholm to the Danish island of Amager.
• The Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe and connects two major metropolitan areas: Copenhagen, the Danish capital city, and the Swedish city of Malmö. It connects the road and rail networks of the Scandinavian Peninsula with those of Central and Western Europe. A data cable also makes the bridge the backbone of internet data transmission between central Europe and Sweden/Finland.


• Die Öresundbrücke (dänisch: Øresundsbroen, schwedisch Öresundsbron) ist die weltweit längste Schrägseilbrücke für kombinierten Straßen- und Eisenbahnverkehr. Sie bildet zusammen mit dem Drogdentunnel und der künstlichen Insel Peberholm die mautpflichtige Öresundverbindung, die die dänische Hauptstadt Kopenhagen mit Malmö in Schweden verbindet. Die Brücke wurde am 1. Juli 2000 dem Verkehr übergeben.


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This week the theme is By Cheri Lucas Rowlands

Heritage – Weekly Photo Challenge

Heritage

Engelsberg Ironworks (Swedish: Engelsbergs bruk) is an ironworks in Ängelsberg, a village in Fagersta Municipality in Västmanland, Sweden. It was built in 1681 by Per Larsson Gyllenhöök (1645-1706) and Engelsberg is an outstanding example of an influential European industrial complex of the 17th-19th centuries, with important technological remains and the associated administrative and residential buildings
intact. It is listed as a UNESCO world heritage site since 1993.



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This week the theme is By Ben Huberman