Höga Kusten Bridge 1997

Höga Kusten Bridge 1997

© Stefan Wirtén

The Bridge

The Högakustenbron or High Coast Bridge crosses the mouth of the Ångerman river in northern Sweden. It carries the main European route, E4 road, along the coast and has shortened travel time by avoiding the previous detour inland.

It was the world’s ninth longest span suspension bridge at 1,210m when it opened in 1997, following four years of construction and an estimated one million hours of construction work.

The towers are a sleek concrete design and the deck is a Severn-type aerodynamic box girder.

Höga Kusten Bridge

The longest suspension bridge in Sweden

Key Facts

Four-lane road bridge

Also known as the Veda Bridge


Veda, Sweden

Across the Ångermanälven River

Designers / Engineers

Ahlgren Edblom Arkittekter AB (architect)


Haug og Blom-Bakke A/S


Suspension bridge

1,210m main span

1,867m total length

Main contractors

Alfred Andersen Ltd

Monberg & Thorsen

Skanska AB


Began in 1993

Opened 1 December 1997

Other long-span bridges