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Norway: Storseisundet Bridge on the Atlantic Road, the apparent road to nowhere


Situated on the west coast of Norway on the Atlantic Road, the Storseisundet Bridge is so dramatically shaped it has featured in television adverts.

This apparent road to nowhere is merely an optical illusion dubbed the drunken bridge.

The Storseisundet Bridge sits on the 8 km (5 miles) long Atlantic Road which has become hugely popular with tourists.

Norway, the Storseisundet Bridge on the Atlantic Road is an apparent road to nowhere

Norway, the Storseisundet Bridge on the Atlantic Road is an apparent road to nowhere

Norway, the Storseisundet Bridge on the Atlantic Road is an apparent road to nowhere

 


The Atlantic Ocean Road is a scenic stretch along highway Rv64 between Molde and Kristiansund in the county of Møre and Romsdal.

The road between Vevang and Averøy takes you over 12 bridges and embankments from islet to islet out to every point where the land ends and the ocean begins. Hustadvika, an infamous stretch of ocean, is an unforgettable experience whatever the weather. In storm, however, you will experience nature’s wrath at its most dramatic. There is also a chance of observing whales and seals off-shore along the route.

The Storseisundet Bridge sits on the 8 km (5 miles) long Atlantic Road which has become hugely popular with tourists

The Storseisundet Bridge sits on the 8 km (5 miles) long Atlantic Road which has become hugely popular with tourists

Storseisundet Bridge (Norwegian: Storseisundetbrua) is the longest of the 12 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.

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.

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