The world’s longest bridge has been completed in Denmark, with the final plank fitted at the weekend, using the tools and methods that would have been employed a thousand years ago at the end of a three-year project, according to Reuters.
More than 1000 craftspeople, schoolchildren and volunteers were involved in building the bridge at the historic site, at where 48 Viking graves were discovered in 2006.
The bridge is a reconstruction of an original structure that occupied the site during the reign of the Viking King Harald Bluetooth in 980, who is said to have used it to transport boats across land to attack targets in Germany.
The director of the National Museum of Denmark hammered the final nail into the 700-metre-long bridge at the historical Viking settlement at Albertslund, prompting a celebration among visitors clad in Viking clothes with music, traditional games and spit-roasted pig.
The new bridge connects a Viking museum with the archaeological sites where Viking remains have previously been discovered and will be open to the public throughout the year.