Danish-Swedish gap bridged
The final bridge section of the Oresund Fixed Link between Sweden and Denmark was positioned in August. To commemorate the occasion of the physical link between the two countries, the Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, and Sweden's Crown Princess Victoria, meet on the upper deck of the final section of the western approach bridge - some 68m above sea level. The meeting took place on Swedish territory, about 600m east of the border. During the 30 minute event, there was a show where the floating crane Svanen took centre stage for the final time. The bridge will finally open to traffic on 1 July, 2000.