The Oresund Bridge is one of the greatest bridges built in the last 30 years. Completed in 5 years, the bridge opened to the public in June 2000. It measures 16km in length and connects two countries, Denmark and Sweden, over a body of water known as the Oresund Strait. The incredible thing about this bridge is it turns into an underwater tunnel halfway through the drive.
The Oresund Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that consists of two levels. Cars go on the upper level, while trains travel on the lower level between Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden. Beneath the bridge, there’s space for ships of up to 57m in height to pass.
In addition to the bridge, a remarkable artificial island was built at the same time. It allows cars and trains to meet on the same level before they go into the tunnel. This island is called “Peberholm,” and it also serves as a nature reserve for multiple plant and animal species.
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The creation of this bridge and tunnel has shortened travel to 10 minutes by car and 35 minutes by rail. This cross-border bridge also helps both countries’ economies by bringing in more money through tourists and businesses alike. The Oresund Bridge brings not only the people but also their businesses closer together to create new opportunities for all.
halfway adv. 中途地；中間地
cable-stayed bridge 斜張橋
1. unity n. 團結；統一
The government was lacking unity, as many members disagreed with the president’s economic plans.
2. consist of 由……組成／構成
A “triathlon” consists of three events: swimming, running, and cycling.
3. beneath prep. 在……下面／下方
As we sailed across the lake, we could see a huge school of fish beneath the boat.
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People have the opportunity to win up to NT$10 million in the Taiwan Receipt Lottery.
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Everyone stood up and cheered after Jane’s remarkable graduation speech.
6. artificial adj. 人工的；人造的
These are artificial flowers; that’s why they don’t smell of anything.
7. reserve n. 保護區
The Great Limpopo Transfrontier Park will be one of the biggest reserves in all of Africa.
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The Oresund Bridge is one of the greatest bridges built in the last 30 years. Completed in 5 years, the bridge opened to the public in June 2000. It measures 16km in length and connects two countries, Denmark and Sweden, over a body of water known as the Oresund Strait. The incredible thing about this bridge is it turns into an underwater tunnel halfway through the drive. The Oresund Bridge is a cable-stayed bridge that consists of two levels. Cars go on the upper level, while trains travel on the lower level between Copenhagen, Denmark and Malmo, Sweden. Beneath the bridge,
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