Europa 2018 - Bridges
Footbridges over the Elliðaá estuary In September 2013 two new bridges were opened over the Elliðaá estuary with walkways connecting them to a larger system in the metropolitan area. The bridge and walkways form a collaboration project between the city of Reykjavík and the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration. The bridges measure 4,5 m in width and 36 m in length. The height of the support structure is 18 m. These bridges represent a new era in transport with increased emphasis on diverse forms of transport. A suspension bridge over Jökulsá river on Breiðamerkursandur One of the shortest glacial rivers in the country is in the east of Iceland, only 500 meters in length. It was one of the country‘s most difficult glacial rivers due to its habit of changing course. This type of bridge has cables suspended between towers and vertical suspender cables carrying the weight of the deck below. Its construction began in 1966 and was finished about nine months later. It is one of the largest bridge constructions on Iceland, 110 meters between towers.