Denmark's government wants a planned bridge over the Kattegat sea between Aarhus and Copenhagen to carry trains as well as cars, more than doubling the cost to as much as 136 billion Danish Kroner. The country's transport ministry has published its preliminary feasibility studies into the bridge and confirmed that it had decided to push ahead with the project. Transport Minister Engelbrecht said the bridge made sense "from a climate perspective", in a press release issued with the announcement. Earlier studies estimated that the bridge could cost between 58bn and 136bn Danish Kroner, depending on whether it carried trains or not. The feasibility study will report its final conclusions in 2021. The link will probably consist of two separate bridges, one 18.3 km link between Hou, south of Aarhus, and the island of Samsø, and another linking Samsø to Røsnæs on Zealand. But the investigation is also looking at a longer single bridge linking the Sjællands Odde peninsular on Zealand to Djursland, north of Aarhus.
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