Evening mood at Norðskála, with the silhouette of Brúgvin um Streymin on the horizon. Brúgvin, the Faroese bridge over the Atlantic, a unique road I use all the time. The bridge is 220 meters long, crosses the Sundini sound and connects the islands Streymoy and Eysturoy.
The construction of the bridge started in 1970, its opening was celebrated in 1973. In the beginning, Brúgvin um Streymin (bridge clearance 18 meters/59 ft) only connected Streymoy and Eysturoy’s western part. But soon afterwards, in 1976, the Norðskálatunnilin was opened nearby. The tunnel: also a part of the national road number 10 that I use frequently, often thinking about times when people had to take car ferries or boats to get from one island to another.
The future: less people using the Faroese bridge over the Atlantic. A new subsea tunnel between Streymoy and Eysturoy gets built, the Eysturoy tunnel; that will redirect traffic. The drilling has already started.