Helgeland Bridge – Sandnessjøen – Leirfjord
This unofficial website is dedicated to all those who at one time or another need to cross Helgelandsbrua (Helgeland Bridge), and who want information about the weather conditions or other traffic conditions prevailing on the bridge.
Helgelandsbrua ties Alstahaug and Sandnessjøen with Leirfjord and mainland. Because of strong winds from vulnerable direction is the bridge occasionally closed for traffic. Therefore, it has been created a Facebook group where you can enter information about the conditions.
But not everyone has access to Facebook, or know of this group. So therefore we have made this simple website that provides information both from Yr.no, Statens Vegvesen and from Facebook, so that most people can get updated information about conditions on the bridge.
For information: The bridge closes when the measured wind speeds exceed 32 m/s (62 Knots). The information boards on both sides of the bridge shows wind speeds in m/s.
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Weather information from Yr.no:
About Helgelands Bridge:
«The bridge is 1065 meters long cable-stayed bridge which connects the municipals Alstahaug with its city center Sandnessjøen with Leirfjord. The bridge crosses the sea between the island Alsten, and provides a ferry-free main land connection.
The bridge is built as a two-lane road with a pedestrian crossing. Construction of the bridge started in 1989, it was opened in July 1991 and was a toll road until it was repaid on 27 May 2005. It is part of the county road number 17″
Webcam towards Helgeland Bridge. Provided by Statens Vegvesen.