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Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 31/3/2021: the Great Belt Bridge

Subject: Re: [OM] Nathan's PAD 31/3/2021: the Great Belt Bridge
From: Chris Trask <christrask@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Fri, 2 Apr 2021 07:23:32 -0700 (GMT-07:00)
     That's an impressive structure.  The suspension cables appear to be 
smaller in diameter than in comparable bridges, such as the Golden Gate.

>I flew to Copenhagen on Wednesday afternoon, my first trip anywhere 
>since November. I am spending 4 days in Denmark, the first 2 in Aarhus 
>and the last 2 in Copenhagen. So on landing in Copenhagen, I picked up 
>my rental car (the trains were more or less sold out due to Easter) 
>and drove the 300 km to Aarhus. Along the way, I passed the magnificent 
>Great Belt Bridge, connecting the islands of Sjælland (where Copenhagen 
>is located) with Funen (with Odense, the birthplace of H.C. Andersen, 
>as the main town). Opened in 1998, it is an engineering marvel, 
>consisting of a 1.6 km long suspension bridge to allow ships to pass, a 
>tunnel for the trains, and a low bridge the rest of the way for both 
>trains and cars. The total length of the connection is 18 km. I was 
>approaching the bridge as the sun was was setting, so I left the 
>motorway briefly and drove down to the old ferry harbour which is now 
>just a recration area:
>To get a closer view of the bridge, I mounted the Leica 90mm Tele-
>Elmarit on my Fuji:
>Then I got back in my car and drove on to Aarhus.
>Later today, I will pass the same bridge on the way to Copenhagen, but 
>the views are not nearly as nice from the other side.


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