On this day 20 years ago The Oresund Bridge was inaugurated
The swedish royal court reminisces the day at its Instagram
“The bridge is the symbol of future faith and brotherhood in this dynamic and exciting region. As a beautiful piece of jewelery, she ties two countries that are traditionally close to each other but yet so different. But with joint efforts, we can meet challenges and move the development forward, for the benefit of both Danes and Swedes”, the King said when @oresundsbron was inaugurated on July 1, 2000.
On this day twenty years ago, the permanent link across Öresund was inaugurated by the King and the Queen of Denmark.
In ceremonial form, the Swedish Royal couple and the Danish Regent couple met at Pepparholm, in the middle of Öresund, where they arrived by train from their respective home countries.
Already in 1999, the two Royal Houses, represented by Crown Princess Victoria and Crown Prince Frederik, met on the Oresund Bridge in connection with the last bridge span being put in place and the countries became land-fixed for the first time in historical time.
Photos at court Facebook by Henrik Montgomery and Klas Andersson/TT.