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Øresund Tunnel

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General Information

Structural Type: Immersed tube tunnel
Function / usage: Road tunnel
Railroad (railway) tunnel
Construction method: Immersed tube method
Other name(s): Drogden Tunnel
Built: 1993 - 2000
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Malmö, Skåne län, Sweden, Europe
Copenhagen, Hovedstaden, Denmark, Europe
Underneath of
  • Øresund
Part of:
Coordinates: 55° 37' 19.00" N    12° 41' 59.00" E

Technical Information


total length 4 050 m
tunnel length 3 750 m
length of immersed tube tunnel section 3 510 m
number of tunnel units 20
tunnel unit weight 57 500 t


concrete volume 660 000 m3
reinforcing steel 20 000 t


cost of construction Danish crowns 3 766 000 000


tunnel structure reinforced concrete

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: s0004167
Created: 05/07/2002
Last Updated: 07/10/2013