Archipelago ring road part 5

This time it was the L/A Altera ferry that we boarded and travelled across the sea with electricity. 

You may wonder why there are two lanes to ferry, that's because there are one for "the tourists" that just drive through or spend few days on the islands and the other is for the residences, as they live in the islands, they have the right of way to drive to the ferry.

Now that we are back on the "main land", the roads are bit wider than they are in the islands. I was going to drive this regional road 180 in the winter, but the scenery wouldn't be nothing like in the summer, so maybe I need to take that drive this summer.

There are a few bridges on the regional road 180 and this one is the Sattmark arch bridge that crosses Sattmarkssundet strait. It is 113 meters long and was opened to the public in 1960.

There is a huge limestone quarry right next to Parainen city center. There has been excavated  of lime as early as the 17th century, and in the industrial level excavation since the 19th century. It is 150 meters deep and closest house is just 70 meters away. 

The Hessund strait bridge is under construction as it is being renovated. The original was built in 1937 and it was 166 meters long. 

The next one is the Kirjalan strait bridge, which was opened to the public in 1963. It is a suspension bridge and has 220 meter span and it is 287 meters long. It will be demolished and new build next to it, which is going to be 675 meters long and when finished it will be 6th longest in the Finland.

The Kuusisto strait bridge will be demolished also, and the new bridge will be built in the same place. When I drove it in the summer, it hasn't been started yet. This bridge was open to the public in 1958. New one will open to the public at the end of 2024.

And after a short drive we enter the city of Kaarina, which is one of the surrounding cities next to Turku.

And next to you know, you are in the Turku.