Bridge Over Fjordy Water

Ferries are the dominant species in Norwegian fjords. But sometimes, if you’re really lucky, you may actually stumble upon a bridge.

Bridge. Stumbled upon.

Bridge. Stumbled upon.

This is the Hardanger Bridge. It’s still under construction, but when it opens later this year, it will be one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. The towers, reaching over 200 meters, are also the tallest structures on the Norwegian mainland. Luckily there was a service elevator taking me to the top, so that I wasn’t too tired to be terrified when I got up there (actually they are so tall that the height becomes an almost abstract thing – thus it’s not really as frightening as it may look. But still).

These pictures, commisioned by the magazine Tekna, were taken last autumn. Yesterday they got an honorary mention during The Norwegian Specialized Press Association’s award ceremony.

The Hardanger Fjord

The Hardanger Fjord. Nice-ish.

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Over waters. Not very troubled.

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Over land. Admittedly, I felt a bit more troubled here.

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Cable guy.

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Engineer.

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Not ready for traffic.