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I am a longstanding subscriber to PC and look forward to it every month. My daily commute is in a 1979 Mini 1100 Special and the workhorse of the fleet is a Volvo 850 estate (I was dead chuffed when you featured the 850 as a future classic).
I’m not sure how much help I’m going to be, but your plea to hear from anyone who had actually crossed the Oresund Bridge caught my eye. My wife and I did so in our 1971 P6B in 2011, on our way to the Rover Club of Sweden 25th Anniversary Rally near Ystad in Wallander country, southernmost Sweden. That crossing was absolutely spectacular, but if you can go across Denmark on the way to the Oresund, you’ll enjoy crossing another large bridge.
We took the ferry from Harwich to Esbjerg and crossed Denmark on our way to Copenhagen and ‘The Bridge’. On our way we had to get from island to island. Our first crossing was the Lillebaelt, itself a fair piece of engineering. Next was the Storebaelt (Big Belt)
Bridge. This comprises several miles of bridge built on piles going out to sea, followed by another suspension bridge. Unlike the Oresund crossing, it does not accommodate a railway.
As you will know, the Oresund crossing is a tunnel (some four or five miles worth) on the Danish side, which rises in a man-made island in the Oresund Straits. That island anchors one end of the bridge, with the other end ‘landing’ just outside Malmo.
Sadly, DFDS no longer runs the
Harwich-esbjerg service, which is a pity as we would love to return to Sweden with our Rover but haven’t yet been able to carve out the extra time (or justify the extra miles of going via Hook of Holland and through Germany and Denmark.
We do have friends in the Rover Club of Sweden who bring cars to the UK and use the Esbjerg-immingham freight service.
Reader’s Rover P6B crosses Scandinavia in style.