Facts About Øresund Bridge
The Öresund or Øresund Bridge is a combined railway and motorway bridge across the Öresund strait between Sweden and Denmark.
The Öresund Bridge was designed by the Danish engineering firm COWI.
The Oresund Bridge project involved building an underwater tunnel, an artificial island, an artificial peninsula, and a bridge. Starting from Denmark.
Construction began in 1995, with the bridge opening to traffic on 1 July 2000.
The Øresund Bridge is owned half by the Danish state and half by the Swedish state.
The Öresund Bridge received the 2002 IABSE Outstanding Structure Award.
The cost for the Øresund Connection, including motorway and railway connections on land, was DKK 30.1 billion.
When Malmö hosted the Eurovision Song Contest in 2013, the Öresund Bridge was used as a symbol for the connection between Sweden and the rest of Europe.
The underwater parts of the bridge have become covered in marine organisms and act as an artificial reef.
The speed limit on the motorway is usually 90 km per hour in the tunnel and 110 km per hour elsewhere on the link.