Atlanterhavsvegen (The Atlantic road) is one of Norway’s 18 national Tourist Routes. The road was established in 1989 connecting the islands of fishing communities on the western part of the country. One of the bridges turned out to be a very good fishing spot and people fishing from the road represented a safety problem. Fishing from the rocks was equally risky as the climate is rough and the sea could be dangerous. In order to provide a secure ground for both fishers and tourist enjoying the view over the Atlantic Ocean it was decided to establish pedestrian bridges on each side of the existing bridge so that it is possible to fish in both inward and outward currents.
The geometry of the new walkways emphasizes the curvature of the Atlantic road that meanders between the islets of the rough coast. A cut in the rock provide parking space for both locals and tourists trying their luck with the fish. Ramps, stairs, walkways and waiting area are prefabricated in galvanized steel and mounted on the existing bridge structure. The railings of the bridge were designed to improve fishing for the disabled.