Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sweden - Älvsborg Bridge


Stamp Issue : 1971- 

Älvsborg Bridge is a suspension bridge over Göta älv in Gothenburg, Sweden, which connects the north and the south part of the city. It was built in 1966 and designed by Sven Olof Asplund. The total length of the bridge is 933 meters and distance between the towers ("main span") is 417 meters, while the clearance below the bridge is 45 meters. The pylons are 107 meters tall making the bridge one of Gothenburgs most prominent landmarks.
The bridge was painted green for the 1995 World Championships in Athletics which Gothenburg hosted. Work started in 1993 and used about 36,000 litres of paint.

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