Old Svinesund Bridge

  • photo of Old Svinesund Bridge
  • photo of Old Svinesund Bridge
  • photo of Old Svinesund Bridge
Original nameGamle Svinesundbrua
StedHalden, Østfold, Norway
Strömstad, Västra Götalands län, Sweden
CrossesRingdalsfjorden
Statusin use
Open1946
FunctionRoad bridge
ÅDT 20136059 kjøretøyer
DesignArch bridge
Length420 m
Height65 m
Clearance below58 m
Longest span165 m
Number of spans7
See bridge in maps

The old Svinesund Bridge is an arch bridge that spans the strait Svinesund between Norway and Sweden. It was the first bridge connection on this stretch. Before that, there was a boat that went across the strait. Construction began in 1939 and 15 June 1946 it opened. The bridge is 420 meters long and the main span is 165 meters.
The bridge was protected by Directorate for Cultural Heritage who believed that the bridge is a symbol for the connection between Norway and Sweden