In our modern world, it can become easy to take a lot of things for granted. The cars we drive, the roads on which we drive, the bigger-than-life buildings we pass without batting an eye – we’ve become used to things that would leave people not too far in the past in total awe.
That doesn’t mean, however, that we don’t see something every once in a while that can stop us in our tracks. Below, you’ll find one of these things.
This is the Øresund, an ingenious feat of engineering that connects Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, to Malmo, a city in Sweden.
This is what it looks like from the other side. It’s a bridge that transitions to a tunnel, taking travelers from Denmark to Sweden underwater.
The bridge is about 5 miles long, leading to a manmade island that becomes the tunnel.
This impressive structure was designed by COWI, a Danish engineering firm. The team was lead by architect George K.S. Rotne.
The bridge and tunnel are operated by both countries, and there is a toll required to use them.