The Öresund Bridge is a combined railway and highway bridge across the Öresund Strait between Sweden and Denmark. This bridge construction project started in 1995 and opened to traffic on July 1, 2000. The Øresund Bridge is the longest road and railway bridge in Europe from 2000 to 2019, connecting two major metropolitan areas: Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, and Malmo, Sweden.
Such a striking bridge and yet it's rather difficult to see up close. Visitors to Copenhagen or Malmö will find themselves quite far away from it. However, you can sometimes see it from above when flying in and you can also take boat trips on the strait. If you don't have a rental car, taking the train across is a fun way to get a sense of its scale (as well as a speedy route across the Sweden/Denmark border).
The Øresund Bridge is an engineering marvel. I'd seen a documentary about it's construction before I first went to Copenhagen, so I was able to pick out various parts of it and its construction yards as I flew in.To visit Malmö, I took the train from Copenhagen, which goes under the roadway of this bridge.
Engineering on a massive scale, and very pretty on a sunny day, provides the link road between Sweden and Denmark. So much quicker than a ferry.
Remarkable feat of engineering this combined bridge and tunnel connect Denmark to Sweden. It was started in 1995 and only took 4 years to build.
It's a pretty nice bridge and, don't forget, a tunnel that would have been even nicer if it didn't cost so much to cross by car. Luckily, going by bus or train is cheaper and so convenient, and both Copenhagen and Malmo so worth a visit, that you just want to cross it..