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What's the name of this?

by marielexoteria Online Now Oct 30, 2007 at 7:31 AM

It might sound stupid, and I'm sorry if it does, but what is the bridge on the 3rd picture from "Leisure activities" of this link bluelagoon.com/Clinic/Leisur...

I ask because I've searched for "the rift" and "Gjáin" and I haven't found that bridge anywhere else.

Thanks in advance.

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    Re: What's the name of this?

    by leics Online Now Oct 30, 2007 at 11:07 AM

    It's on the Reykjanes peninsula and spans two tectonic plates. Named 'Leif the Lycky' bridge, it was built in 2002 and named after Leif Eriksson.

    en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Reykja...

    icelandadventure.com/platebr...

    community.iexplore.com/plann...

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    Re: What's the name of this?

    by leics Online Now Oct 30, 2007 at 11:08 AM

    Leif the Lucky bridge, not Lycky!!!

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    Re: What's the name of this?

    by erensm Online Now Oct 30, 2007 at 12:12 PM

    Google Map coordinates are 63.868321, -22.675470

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    Re: What's the name of this?

    by marielexoteria Online Now Oct 31, 2007 at 12:36 AM

    So then that bridge isn't the same as "the rift" ("Gjáin")?

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    Re: What's the name of this?

    by leics Online Now Oct 31, 2007 at 12:40 AM

    The rift, surely, is the gap between the two tectonic plates which the bridge itself spans?

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  • Re: What's the name of this?

    by Jujux Online Now Oct 31, 2007 at 12:53 AM

    This is purely for tourists.

    The rift valley is several kms wide (between 10kms-25kms)
    If in Þingvellir for example, you would have to drive for a few minutes to go from on continental plate to the other on... Sounds a lot less "touristy" than "here I'm America and if I step here I'm in Europe"!!!

    hi.is/~oi/geology_of_thingve...

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    Re: What's the name of this?

    by marielexoteria Online Now Oct 31, 2007 at 1:08 AM

    I think I got it :)

    Does any of you know how to get there by public means from Reykjavik? Without using a tour company.

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    Re: What's the name of this?

    by erensm Online Now Nov 1, 2007 at 12:08 PM

    The only way I can think of is to take the bus to the Blue Lagoon, and then hike ten kilometers.

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