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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Denmark 21.5.1985 - Farø Bridges
On 21st May, 1985 Denmark issued this 2.80 kr
stamp on the occasion of the Opening of the Farø Bridges. The Farø
Bridges (Danish, Farøbroerne) are two road bridges that connect the islands
of Falster and Zealand in Denmark by way of the small island of Farø which is
approximately mid-way across the Storstrømmen sound. A smaller bridge from Farø
provides access to Bogø and thence to the island of Møn.
The Farø Bridges were opened by Queen Margrethe II on 4 June
1985. They were built because of the increasing congestion problems on the old Storstrøm
Bridge from 1937.
The high (south) bridge crosses Storstrømmen between Falster and Farø. It is
a cable-stayed bridge. The bridge is 1726 metres long, the longest span is 290
metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres strung up on 95.14
meters high suspension towers, which was finished in 1984. It was one of the
first cable-stayed bridge in Scandinavia (the first was the Strömsund Bridge).
The two towers supporting the span are of 'diamond' shape construction, rising
from a single point to either side of the roadway, then combining to one point
above the centre of the bridge. There is only one row of suspension cables,
along the centre of the roadway. The low (north) bridge crosses Kalvø Strøm between Farø and Zealand. It is a
beam bridge. The bridge is 1596 metres long, the longest span is 40 metres, and
the maximum clearance to the sea is 20 metres. Thank you Merja.