Brønnøysund bridge

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The Brønnysund bridge on the coast of Nordland. Brønnøysund is the sound between the mainland and a series of small islets and 4? minor bridges that ends up on the larger island Torget. The ships pass under the left side of the main span; the nearest water is a shallow cove. On the adjoining mainland (and to some extent on this side of the bridge) lies a small town also called Brønnøysund.
(2008-06-06)

Brønnøysund bridge

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From the Brønnøysund harbor, actually the sound Brønnøysund where the big ships go through.
(2008-06-06)

sign

Did I say small town? The fact is, there are less than five thousand inhabitants, but that doesn't mean that the town is unimportant. For a start, look at this sign saying: 'Brønnøysund The coastal town in the middle of Norway', and the distance to Lindesnes (south end) and Nordkapp (north end) are given. This is the distance as measured by a ruler on a map, I had to find a map and a long ruler to find out. (A sign in  Mosjøen  makes a similar claim, but that seems to refer to distances by road.)

register

Then, curiously, they house the "Brønnøysund registers", the government's registers of everything of (financial) importance – I counted seventeen of them – that's why everybody in this country know where Brønnøysund is. Why in this out-of-the-way place? This is long established Norwegian policy: Keep as much as possible of the country populated and functioning.

If you ever go to Brønnøysund you should see  Torghatten ,  Torghatten ,  Torghatten , the mountain with a natural hole right through it.

coat of arms

The name of the municipality is Brønnøy and its coat of arms is a sea navigation mark.

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