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Bømlafjord tunnel

The Bømlafjord Tunnel is a tunnel that connects the island Føyno in Stord municipality with the mainland at Valevåg village[1] in Sveio municipality (both municipalities in the county of Hordaland, Norway). It is part of European route E39. It was opened on December 28, 2000. The construction began in September of 1997 and breakthrough occurred in September of 1999. The rock drilled through was gneiss, phyllite, greenstone, and phyllite.

Dimensions

The tunnel is 7820 meters long, and is Norway's longest undersea highway tunnel, dropping to a deepest point of 262.5 meters below sea level.

General

It is part of the Trekantsambandet, (the Triangle Link), which is an extensive tunnel and bridge system in Norway, connecting the islands Stord and Bømlo municipalities to the mainland. The bridge-tunnel system consists of 3 bridges and the tunnel. It was officially opened on April 30, 2001, by Harald V, king of Norway.

Notes

  1. ^ Village is a loose translation of the Norwegian term tettsted, which refers to a collection of houses.

Coordinates: 59°43′00″N 5°26′20″E / 59.7166667°N 5.43889°E / 59.7166667; 5.43889


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