Denmark’s ‘Disappearing Road’ Is Really An Awesome Underwater Highway

Published 2018-07-28
After nearly 70 years of discussions, Sweden and Denmark finally united literally with the Oresund Bridge, a gorgeous wonder that tunnels into the sea.

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All Comments (21)
  • OkayThen
    Let's get some facts right:
    0:48 you're showing us the Norwegian and Swedish flags not the Danish.
    1:23 there are absolutely no icebergs anywhere near that area
    1:26 no the water is not very deep (only 42m or 131ft deep)
    1:30 it had nothing to do with 2ww...
    3:45 Kastrup is neither man-made nor an island. it's a suburb on an island named Amager (which partly isn't man-made either)
    4:05 again. no icebergs/ice flows... It's a tunnel to prevent the planes from the biggest airport in Scandinavia to crash into the bridge towers.
    4:33 actually Sweden committed stronger security measures between Denmark and Sweden. not Denmark
    5:25 no. not Denmark... still Norway... try again

    According to my measures. You told us false information every 0,67 (or 0.67) minute in average
  • akash dk
    I feel lucky to travel across across this bridge all the way to Malmo .Oresund bridge is an amazing piece of engineering feat.Thanks for the video :)
  • Per Björndahl
    A very important reason for the tunnel is the fact that the sea route on the Danish side is deeper than the one on the Swedish side. The sea route on the Swedish side goes under the cable staged bridge and in order to allow ship passage on the Danish side an even taller bridge would have been required. However the pylons for such a bridge would most likely have been over 200 m tall and to put such tall structures very close to the final approach to Copenhagen Airport's runways just would not have been safe. Therefore a tunnel, giving air traffic an unobstructed approach to the airport.
  • I was always impressed with the Chesapeake Bay bridge tunnel. When I lived in Norfolk, VA, I would cross that heading into Delaware.
  • Yea, this mind-blowing project had just begun when I was a student in Malmo in 1998. There used to be a sailing ferry which shuttled between Copenhagen and malmo and it was just scary watching the engineering feat going on as you sailed right by the construction lane. I was fortunate to watch this evolve right into commissioning. Scandinavia is an inspiring region to live in. Bravo🇺🇸🇺🇸
  • Francine Sicard
    My late husband and I did the ferry crossing Sweden-Denmark by car in the 80s. It would have been awesome, in particular for my husband who was an engineer, to use the Oresund bridge.
  • Nashra
    I have travelled through this route and it is really an amazing experience
  • Tom Jensen
    me and my dad worked on this bridge together, good memories, rest his soul. thanks for sharing
  • Brandon Frye
    This is a beautiful bridge, and great engineering. Allowing ships, etc to still pass through the waterway. We also have 3 "bridge-tunnels" here in the Hampton Roads/757 area of Virginia, in the U.S.
  • Ted Johnson
    Everyone knows that the Danish and Swedish sound between the two countries is heavily infested with icebergs, ice-flows, ice-cream, and Norwegian flags!
  • Samus
    This bridge is an absolute marvel. I’m a Canadian that has visited 3 times and each time I get excited to cross the passage, the last time driving a vehicle. To me this is the most extraordinary engineering feat that I can’t stop appreciating. Beautiful as with anything Scandinavian. 🇸🇪 🇩🇰
  • Gajol1000
    The bridge is amazing. I’m happy that we Swedes have such great neighbours around us and to which we are linked.
  • As a citizen in Denmark it’s an amazing kind of art. Beautiful and practical. So thumbs up for this project
  • Fiona P
    It's really an amazing architectural achievement. And it should inspire other countries where it's possible to follow suit. It's not only practical but it sounds as if it's also environmentally sound as well. And allowances for seafaring vessels free access to the water way that's the bonus. That's the cherry on top. Way to go Danmark & Sverige ☮️
  • ssj2camaro21
    I'm in complete awe, when I realized it actually went underwater, I was amazed! Wow that is so cool. Oh and the underside train, this is really an amazing piece of construction. I didnt think it was possible. Thats amazing!
  • macgto
    A great engineering feat for sure, but not the first. The Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel was built in 1964 across the mouth of the Chesapeake Bay in the state of Virginia, USA. The bridge is 17.6 miles long and includes two tunnels which are about 130ft deep.
  • Nathan
    I was fortunate enough to free dive under that bridge earlier this year ( under the water ) . Spectacular to look up at such a wonderful piece of engineering
  • Da Wrekzorcist
    It looks amazing. I know we have underwater tunnels in New York, but our tunnels don't have that look of disappearing into the water.
  • the smegbahelix
    Virginia has had a bridge/tunnel
    Like this for DECADES!
    Quite eerie to drive so far out to sea and watch the road disappear.
  • Jay Dee
    Fantastic engineering and between two countries. In New York City there is one decaying 114 year old rail tunnel and and it's been years of discussion between New York and New Jersey to build a new rail tunnel under the Hudson River that is little more and a mile wide.