Lysefjord Bridge

Lysefjord Bridge

View of the bridge (seen from the Forsand side)
Coordinates 58°55′25″N 6°05′55″E / 58.9237°N 6.0985°E / 58.9237; 6.0985Coordinates: 58°55′25″N 6°05′55″E / 58.9237°N 6.0985°E / 58.9237; 6.0985
Carries 13
Crosses Lysefjorden
Locale Forsand, Norway
Design Suspension bridge
Material Steel and concrete
Total length 639 metres (2,096 ft)
Width 12.3 metres (40 ft)
Height 102 metres (335 ft)
Longest span 446 metres (1,463 ft)
Clearance above 50 metres (160 ft)
Construction begin 1995
Construction end 1997

Lysefjord Bridge Norwegian: Lysefjordbrua is a suspension bridge over the Lysefjorden in the municipality of Forsand in Rogaland county, Norway. Construction on the 639-metre (2,096 ft) long bridge began in 1995 and was finished in 1997 at a cost of NOK 150 million.[1]

Lysefjord Bridge seen from the MF Høgsfjord. Photo: Hallvard Nygård
Aerial view of Lysefjord Bridge

The bridge carries Norwegian county road 13, connecting to Norwegian National Road 13 on the north end. Its main span is 446 metres (1,463 ft), the depth of the deck is 2.7 metres (8 ft 10 in), and the width of the bridge is 12.3 metres (40 ft). The supporting towers are 102 metres (335 ft) tall, and are made of reinforced concrete. The bridge sits about 50 metres (160 ft) above sea level, leaving enough room for the regular ferry service that runs under the bridge to the village of Lysebotn, located at the other end of the long, narrow fjord.[2][3]


  1. "Reference Portfolio - Lysefjord Bridge" (PDF) (in Norwegian). Aas Jakobsen. Retrieved 9 August 2014.
  2. Merzagora, Eugenio A. (ed.). "Road Viaducts & Bridges in Norway (> 500 m)". Norske bruer og viadukter. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
  3. Lysefjord Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2016-02-17.
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