COPENHAGEN, Sept. 13 (Xinhua) -- The world's longest Viking Age bridge and road opened in Denmark Friday, approximately 10 kilometers west from central Copenhagen.
The 700-meter long road and bridge construction will become an impressive live demonstration of Viking infrastructure and craftsmanship. And almost all of the 700 meters have been built by hand with Viking Age tools and techniques.
The last two bridge planks were carried by school children and assembled at the site to complete the bridge during the opening at 15:00 local time.
Known as Vikingebro, the bridge is a reconstruction of an original structure that occupied the site during the reign of the infamous Viking King Harald Bluetooth in 980 AD.
This bridge took more than 1,000 schoolchildren and 400 volunteers, including carpenters specializing in traditional Vikings methods, over three years to build.