World's Longest Viking Bridge Is Finally Finished After 3 Years
The bridge was built using the tools and methods that Vikings would have used.
A Viking bridge that took three years to build in Denmark is finally done.
The bridge, which is now considered to be the world's longest Viking bridge, was built using the tools and methods that Vikings would have used.
More than 1,000 people, including craftspeople and children, helped build the bridge throughout the project.
The director of the National Museum of Denmark, Rane Willerslev, visited on Saturday to hammer the final nail into the bridge, which spans nearly a half-mile, at the historical Viking settlement at Albertslund, according to Reuters.
"This bridge is amazing because it has provided us with unique knowledge about how the Vikings build bridges and roads," said Willerslev. "But it is also amazing because it has shown when the collective spirit set out to achieve something it prevails."
The bridge connects the museum to a site where Viking remains had previously been discovered. Its completion was marked with a celebration where many showed up dressed like Vikings and played traditional games while roasting a pig.
The bridge will be open to the public now. It replaces the original bridge that was there, which was thought to have been built by Viking King Harald Bluetooth.
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