Helgeland Bridge

  • photo of Helgeland Bridge
  • photo of Helgeland Bridge
  • photo of Helgeland Bridge
  • photo of Helgeland Bridge
  • photo of Helgeland Bridge
Original nameHelgelandsbrua
LocationSandnessjøen, Nordland, Norway
CrossesLeirfjord
Statusin use
Opened1991
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Length1 065 m
Height138 m
Clearance below45 m
Longest span425 m
Width12 m
Number of spans12
See bridge in maps

About Helgeland Bridge

Helgeland Bridge crosses Leirfjord and connects Alstahaug and Leirfjord in Nordland.
Construction of the bridge started in 1989 and opened in 1991
Helgeland Bridge provides city Sandnessjøen connection to the mainland before the bridge was built, the city was dependent on the ferry to the mainland. The bridge was financed through tollway and in 2005 it paid off. The bridge is part of county road 17, which is also called Kystriksveien.