Footbridges over the Elliðaá estuary.
In September 2013 two new bridges were opened over
the Elliðaá estuary with walkways connecting them to a
larger system in the metropolitan area. The bridge and
walkways form a collaboration project between the city
of Reykjavík and the Icelandic Road and Coastal
Administration. The bridges measure 4,5 m in width
and 36 m in length. The height of the support structure
is 18 m. These bridges represent a new era in transport
with increased emphasis on diverse forms of transport.
Suspension bridge over Jökulsá river on Breiðamerkursandur (Vatnajökull
One of the shortest glacial rivers in the country is in
the east of Iceland, only 500 meters in length. It was
one of the country‘s most difficult glacial rivers due
to its habit of changing course. This type of bridge
has cables suspended between towers and vertical
suspender cables carrying the weight of the deck
below. Its construction began in 1966 and was finished
about nine months later. It is one of the largest bridge
constructions on Iceland, 110 meters between towers.