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Öresund Bridge to get first new coat of paint in almost two decades

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Öresund Bridge to get first new coat of paint in almost two decades
Lightning strikes the Öresund Bridge during a thunderstorm on June 15th. The lightning strike is not the reason for the new coat of paint. Photo: Johan Nilsson/TT
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The Öresund Bridge, which links Denmark and Sweden between Copenhagen and Malmö across the Öresund strait, is to be repainted for the first time since it was opened in 2000.

Work on renovation of the bridge will begin in the autumn, P4 Malmö reports.

The new lick of paint will be the first given to the bridge since its opening in 2000, and is expected to cost around 430 million kronor.

Approximately 300,000 square metres of steelwork will need to be covered by the new paint job.

“The first brush strokes will be made in the autumn and, and it will be finished sometime around 2030-2032. After that, preparations for the next repainting will begin,” said John Alexander Sahlin, head of communications with operating company Öresundsbron.

The Öresund Bridge spans just under eight kilometres from the Swedish coast to the artificial island of Peberholm, from where it is connected to Danish island Amager via a tunnel.

The bridge was originally painted on land prior to being mounted across the Öresund, but the new painting work presents a different challenge and will take place at sea using special platforms that can move alongside the bridge.

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Brian Andersson - 21 Jun 2019 19:37
8 years to paint the bridge??
Brian Andersson - 21 Jun 2019 19:38
Longer, actually....finished in 2030-2032. What??
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