- Posted: 8 November, 2011
- Category: Travel
The Most Frightening Bridge Ever
Storseisundet Bridge (Norwegian: Storseisundetbrua) is the longest of the eight bridges that make up the Atlanterhavsveien (“The Atlantic Road”), the road connection from the mainland Romsdal peninsula to the island of Averøya in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway.
It is a bridge on one of Norway’s most scenic and popular tourist roads – the Atlantic Ocean Road (Atlanterhavsveien in Norwegian). The bridge named Storseisundet makes a sharp bend as it jumps over a number of small islands and waterways. The approach to the bridge looks scary as the bridgeseems to end abruptly and as if any attempt to proceed would result into the vehicle flying out and dropping into the waters below.
Storseisundet Bridge is a cantilever bridge that is 260 metres (850 ft) long and with a maximum clearance to the sea of 23 metres (75 ft). It was opened on 7 July 1989, and it was a toll road until June 1999.
Of course, it’s just an optical illusion. The bridge is constructed in such a way as to create the illusion of a “bridge to nowhere” in approaching it at a certain angle.