The Öland Bridge

Address: Kalmar Show map

Address: Kalmar

The building of the Öland Bridge officially started on 30 December 1967, and it opened on 30 September 1972.

The bridge was designed and built with reinforced concrete by Swedish bridge-builders. An average of 116 persons worked on the bridge, with approx. 160 construction workers during the most hectic period. Only a third of the structure is visible, the remaining two-thirds is built under the surface of the water. In some places, the foundations of the bridge have been laid 22 metres under the bottom of the Kalmar Straight.

The bridge took 4 years and 9 months to build.
The bridge is 6,072 m long and 13 m wide.
At its highest point, it is 41.6 m and at its lowest 6 m.
The vertical clearance is 36 m.
The total cost of the build was 130 MSEK.

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Hostel

Svanen Hotel and Hostel

Distance: 1.3 km
Combined budget hotel and youthhostel in the northern part of the centre. Stay comfortable and get a good night sleep at a fair price.
Hotel

Brofästet Hotell och Konferens

Distance: 1.4 km
This hotel is located in Kalmar. Brofästet Hotell och Konferens is situated right next to the Öland Bridge, in a wonderful tranquil setting. The hotel is located only about one kilometer from the centre of Kalmar and 3 km from the Old Town.
Hotel

Svanen Hotel and Hostel

Distance: 1.3 km
Combined budget hotel and youthhostel in the northern part of the centre. Stay comfortable and get a good night sleep at a fair price.

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