Denmark is known for its architectural masterpieces and Lillebælt Bridgewalking is proof that Danes know how to make the most out of the country’s landmarks. Take a one-hour walk above the bridge that connects two of Denmark’s largest islands and discover one of Scandinavia’s most beautiful countries from 196 feet (60 metres) above ground.
Walking on top of Lillebælt bridge with the Little Belt strait flowing hundreds of feet below is a one-of-a-kind experience for thrill seekers and travellers who want to add a slice of adventure to their holidays.
Lillebælt Bridgewalking is a unique experience that will give you an adrenaline rush and will add another compelling story to your travel adventures list. Making your way along the bridge, you will be in total awe the further up you get. You may break out in a cold sweat, but then again that is part of your journey.
The Old Little Belt Bridge connects Middelfart, located on Funen Island, with Fredericia, which lies on the southeastern part of Jutland island. That means those daring to climb up the bridge will spend an hour above a strait that connects the Baltic Sea to the Kattegat Strait.
The sight of the crystal clear waters combined with the green and beautiful landscapes that span beyond the bridge’s edges will leave you breathless. During your walk, the experienced guides will inform you about the bridge’s architecture, history and construction as well about the nature around Lillebælt.
A brief history of the bridge
Up until the 20th century, the only way to cross Little Belt strait was by boat. Therefore, in 1924 authorities decided to build a railway bridge while a road lane was added to the bridge’s structure plans three years later. After five years of construction, the inauguration of the 3,864-feet (1,178-metre) bridge took place on the 14th of May 1935.
Things to know about bridgewalking
The Welcome Centre works as a meeting point for both participants and guides. Here, exhibitions present the bridge’s history as well as the builders’ struggles and working conditions, offering proper insight into how Old Little Belt Bridge came to life. Once the guides have given all the necessary safety instructions and provided visitors with coveralls and a tie-off system, the real adventure begins.
Walks on the Old Little Belt Bridge take place all year round but weather conditions play a significant role. Tours sometimes get cancelled due to bad weather, although participants always receive a full refund. Personal objects such as cameras and mobile phones are not permitted during the walk and all participants are advised to wear comfortable shoes, preferably with rubber soles.
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