Viking Bridge

Reconstructed Viking bridge – world’s longest

10/1/2019
Photo: Albertslund Kommune

The National Museum of Denmark along with thousands of volunteers has completed the construction of the world's longest Viking Age bridge, which is a recreation of the original Ravningbroen near Jelling from 980 CE.

The National Museum of Denmark along with thousands of volunteers has completed the construction of the world's longest Viking Age bridge, which is a recreation of the original Ravningbroen near Jelling from 980 CE.

The 700-metre oak bridge is located by a small recreated Viking Age village near the Copenhagen suburb of Albertslund, connecting a reconstructed Viking Age village (Vikingelandsbyen i Albertslund) with an archaeological Viking Age grave site, Snubbekorsgård Gravplads.

Crossing over open meadows, the wooden bridge was constructed mainly using original methods and tools with the help of three full-time carpenters and thousands of volunteers from local schools. Only 25 percent of the construction used modern methods.

What: reconstructed Viking Age bridge

Where: Ledøjevej 35, 2620 Albertslund

When: 2019

Bridge website (Danish only)