FEATURES You’ll find us on... Øresund Bridge Linking Sweden and Denmark, the Øresund Bridge is a triumph of engineering which relies on our International coatings to protect it from the harsh marine environment. Facts and figures 7.8 kilometers long 19,000 vehicles use it every day 450,000 liters of anti-corrosive paint used 560,000m2 of steel needed coating Opened in July 2000, the Øresund Bridge is the longest combined road and rail bridge in Europe. More about International Bridging the gap Proposals to link Sweden and Denmark across the Øresund Strait date back to the 1930s, if not earlier. Construction work on the Øresund Bridge eventually began in 1995, with the link being completed in 1999. Building the bridge was a huge technical challenge. Carrying road and rail traffic, it’s part of a 16.4km (ten mile) link between Copenhagen and Malmö which consists of a tunnel, the bridge and an artificial island. The high bridge also has the longest cable-stayed main span in the world (490 meters) for both road and rail traffic. Stringent standards Having been chosen as the coatings supplier for the bridge, AkzoNobel had to meet stringent international standards. Around 450,000 liters of anti-corrosive coatings from the company’s International brand was used, covering approximately 560,000m2. Extensive range AkzoNobel has decades of experience in supplying protective coatings to the bridge market and offers an extensive range of products and systems which continue to benefit from investment in research and development.