New bridge gives epic views of Norway’sVøringsfossen waterfall
“The construction needs to be safe and solid; the bridge needs to connect with the old, historic road and the landscape; and of course emphasize the views and experiences.” says its designer Carl-Viggo Hølmebakk. This bridge has been built over perhaps one of the most well-known waterfalls in Norway.
The footbridge crosses the canyon 50m above the Vøringsfossen waterfall, one of the most visited natural attractions in Norway. Situated near Eifjord, the recently-opened bridge has 99 steps and a range of 47 meters, and it has been over a decade in the making.
It is part of a larger project around the area, which will eventually include an accessible footpath and café. The first phase of the project was completed in 2018 and included viewpoints, paths, a parking lot and service facilities near the Fossli Hotel, which is located at the top of the waterfall. By 2021, new viewpoints and paths will be added.