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Spanning the World

The Oresund bridge between Denmark and Sweden

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Bridges can symbolize man's desire to span the world, to bring people closer together and to access further territories.

This series looks at the significance of bridges as icons, as a means of connecting communities - or delineating separateness.

Part Three - Oresund Bridge-Tunnel

What personal stories can a bridge reveal?

When the Oresund Bridge-Tunnel opened between Denmark and Sweden, it forged a connection between two countries with a difficult past.

How can Swedes from Scania and Danes from Zealand attempt to forge a new unified identity?

First broadcast 23 July 2010


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