Viking King Harald Bluetooth and his people built a mighty bridge over the Vejle Ådal river valley in 979AD. At the site in Ravning Enge you can see a reconstruction of two bridgeheads. The Ravning Bridge remained Denmark's longest bridge until the opening of the old Little Belt Bridge in 1935.
The original bridge was 760 metres long and about 5.5 metres wide and had a carrying capacity of five to six tons. It consisted of 1,700 posts and 800 struts as well as timber for the roadway. The former station building from the Vejle-Vandel Railway, located a few meters from the reconstructed bridge, showcases an exhibition on the bridge, the findings and the excavations. Here you can also learn about the railway and the station.
The Ravning Bridge is part of VejleMuseerne. A flyer is issued with information about the activities of the month. The flyer is available at the tourist office and at museums and exhibition centres. It can also be accessed at www.vejlemuseerne.dk.