Engineers have constructed (1995 – 2000) Öresund Bridge (Øresundsbron) to establish the connectivity between Sweden and Denmark. Öresund Bridge is the longest railway and highway bridge in European continent and plays a vital role to ensure good communication system. Öresund Bridge makes a link between Danish capital city of Copenhagen and the major Swedish city of Malmö.
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European E20 route passes through Öresund Bridge as well, which is important connection between Scandinavia and Central and Western Europe. But not only the bridge is interesting here. Another part of this route is a well-built tunnel under the sea that ensures better navigation and transportation network for the ships. The long tunnel permits fleets of large cargo boats, passenger ships and speed boats steer safely through this extended tunnel.
On Öresund Bridge you will pass the borders but thanks to Schengen Agreement there are usually no passport inspections.
The Architect of the bridge is Georg Rotne who designed several important bridges throughout the world. Öresund Bridge is 7,845 meters long and up to 23.5 meters wide and today it serves to more than 17,000 road vehicles every day.
If you visit Sweden or Denmark in the future, you have to make a trip by train or car through this unique bridge and tunnel. It is really very impressive!