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.
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.
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