Farø Bridges

The Farø Bridges (Danish, Farøbroerne) are two road bridges that connect the islands of Falster and Zealand (Sjælland) in Denmark.

The two bridges meet upon the small island of Farø which is approximately mid-way across the sound. Farø has area 0.93 km², with a recorded population of 5 in 2008. A smaller bridge from Farø provides access to Bogø and thence to the island of Møn. The Bridges carry the combined E47 route to Lolland and E55 route to Falster, from Copenhagen and Helsingør, both of which continue to mainland Europe by ferry. A further crossing from Lolland, the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link may carry traffic to Germany, replacing the ferry.

The Farø Bridges were opened by Queen Margrethe II on June 4, 1985. They were built because of the increasing congestion problems on the old Storstrøm Bridge from 1937.

The high (south) bridge crosses Storstrømmen between Falster and Farø. It is a cable-stayed bridge. The bridge is 1726 metres long, the longest span is 290 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 26 metres strung up on 95.14 meters high suspension towers, which was finished in 1984. It was one of the first cable-stayed bridge in Scandinavia (the first was the Strömsund Bridge). The two towers supporting the span are of 'diamond' shape construction, rising from a single point to either side of the roadway, then combining to one point above the centre of the bridge. There is only one row of suspension cables, along the centre of the roadway.

The low (north) bridge crosses Kalvø Strøm between Farø and Zealand. It is a beam bridge. The bridge is 1596 metres long, the longest span is 40 metres, and the maximum clearance to the sea is 20 metres.