Beautiful Bridges

Beautiful Bridges: Kärkinen Bridge (Finland)
By June 5, 2013 Read More →

Beautiful Bridges: Kärkinen Bridge (Finland)

Kärkinen Bridge, or Kärkisten Silta in Finnish, is located in central Finland about 35 kilometres south from the city of Jyväskylä. It connects the east side and the west side of Lake Päijänne, which is the second largest lake in Finland. Kärkinen Bridge is 787 meters long, which makes it the third longest bridge in Finland. The H-shaped pylons are 69 and 95 meters long. Before the bridge was built, about 800 cars crossed the strait by ferry. In the summer, the traffic doubled. Kärkinen Bridge was opened to the traffic at the end of August in 1997.

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Beautiful Bridges: The Replot Bridge (Finland)
By September 28, 2012 Read More →

Beautiful Bridges: The Replot Bridge (Finland)

This beautiful bridge is the the Replot Bridge or Raippaluodon silta in finnish. It is not just great looking, but it is also the longest bridge in Finland. It connects the island of Replot to the mainland near city of Vaasa. The Replot Bridge is 1,045 metres (3,428 ft) long. Two supporting pylons are 82 metres high. The middle span is 250 metres wide and gives a vertical clearance of 26 metres. The bridge itself looks quite massive when you approach it by car or by boat. It also provides a nice view from the highest point, if you park your car and take a walk along the bridge on a nice weather. The Replot Bridge was opened in August 1997 when it replaced the old ferry traffic.

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