Jernbanebroen over Limfjorden

The railway bridge over Limfjord

Jernbanebroen over Limfjorden (Limfjord Railway Bridge) is an iron railway bridge over Limfjord, a shallow sound, in Denmark. It was inaugurated on 23 April 1938. Since 2003, this has been the official name for the railway bridge between Aalborg and Nørresundby, though often it is simply called the Railway Bridge.[1] Formerly known as the "Limfjordsbroen", there is a road bridge, Limfjordsbroen, of the same name. The bridge connects Aalborg–Frederikshavn Line with Randers Aalborg railway. It has a single track and has a maximum authorized speed of 60 km / h. The nine span bridge is 403 metres (1,322 ft) long and has a width of 5.7 metres (19 ft). It is a bascule bridge with a counterweight of 400 tonnes. The bridge opens 4,000 times a year, and there are 10,000 annual sailings under it. Until 1 January 1997, it belonged to DSB when DSB was split into DSB and Banedanmark. In 28 Mars 2012 the bridge was hit by a ship and damaged. The reason was a misunderstanding in the radio communication. The bridge was repaired and opened again for traffic on 29 April 2013.


  1. "Jernbanebroen over Limfjorden - er det nye navn!" (in Danish). Banedanmark. Retrieved 31 August 2013.

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Coordinates: 57°03′30″N 9°54′38″E / 57.058333°N 9.910556°E / 57.058333; 9.910556

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