Seen from afar, the bridge over Storebælt, is an impressive sight, as it connects Sjælland to Fyn. The pylons on the East Bridge are 254m high, some of the tallest structures in Denmark. The span between the Pylons is 1624m long and makes the East Bridge between Sjælland and Sprogø the longest suspension bridge in Europe. The bridge opened for train traffic in 1997 and cars in 1998. It consists of two bridges and a tunnel, which together spans 18km. There is a viewing area of the bridge at the end of Hjejlevej in Nyborg.