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The Little Belt Bridge (Gamle Lillebæltsbro), also known as The Old Little Belt Bridge, is a truss bridge over theLittle Belt strait in Denmark. The first bridge to have been constructed over the strait, it spans from Snoghøj onJutland to Kongebrogaarden on Funen. It is owned by the state and Banedanmark, the Danish railway authority, is responsible for its maintenance. The bridge was the first step in linking the three parts of Denmark by road, with the second step completed with the Great Belt Bridge in June 1998; previously, only boats and later ferries had been used to transport people over the belts.
Construction of the bridge began in 1929 and it was opened for traffic on 14 May 1935. It is 1,178 metres long, 20.5 metres wide and 33 metres high, with a main span of 220 metres. On the bridge there are two railway tracks, two narrow lanes for cars to cross as well as a sidewalk for pedestrians.
When the new Little Belt Bridge came into use in 1970, the bridge lost its function as the main traffic line for cars between Funen and Jutland; however, it is still used as the only railway bridge between Jutland and Funen and thus the only railway line connecting Jutland with Zealand as well, as well as to carry traffic between Fredericiaand Middelfart and their neighbouring villages.
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Little Belt Bridge. (2013, February 26). In Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia. Retrieved 20:16, March 20, 2013, from http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Little_Belt_Bridge&oldid=540553177
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