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Atlanterhavsvegen

 

Situated in Møre og Romsdal county, Norway, Atlanterhavsveien (lit. The Atlantic Road) is the part of National Road No. 64 (RV 64) that connects the island of Averøy to Vevang, Eide, on the mainland; by extension, the road connects the cities of Kristiansund and Molde.

 

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Atlanterhavsveien - The Atlantic RoadConstruction work on the road started in 1983, with the opening taking place on 7 July 1989. During this period there were no less than 12 hurricanes in the area. The 8.3 km (5 mile) long road is built on several small islands and skerries, and is spanned by eight bridges and several landfills.

 

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The spectacular road quickly became a popular tourist attraction. To the extent that caution must be shown when driving it, as both the local population and visitors frequently use the road to go fishing for cod and other saltwater fish directly from the roadside.

Atlanterhavsveien was voted "Norwegian Construction of the Century" on 27 September 2005, and is currently Norway's second most visited scenic road after Trollstigen (also in Møre og Romsdal). Atlanterhavsveien's sharp turns and wild nature have ranked it first on The Guardian's list of the world's best road trips, in sharp competition with world renowned attractions such as Northern Ireland's Antrim coast road and the Himalayas.

 

The bridges of Atlanterhavsveien

Listed from west to east:
Vevangstraumen Bridge – length 119 metres; maximum clearance 10 metres
Hulvågen Bridges (3 bridges) – length 293 metres; maximum clearance 4 metres
Storseisundet Bridge – length 260 metres; maximum clearance 23 metres
Geitøysundet Bridge – length 52 metres; maximum clearance 6 metres
Store Lauvøysund Bridge – length 52 metres; maximum clearance 3 metres
Lille Lauvøysund Bridge – length 115 metres; maximum clearance 7 metres

 


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