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Peberholm

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Peberholm (ˈpʰe̝wɐˌhʌlˀm Pepper Islet, Pepparholm (²pɛparˌhɔlm)), is a small artificial island in the Danish part of the Øresund strait, created as part of the Øresund Bridge connecting Denmark with Sweden. Peberholm lies approximately 1 km south of the small natural island of Saltholm (Salt Islet), and was named to complement it. It has an area of and belongs to Denmark. Reasons for construction The reason for constructing the island was to have a crossover point between the tunnel and the bridge. The tunnel was built since a bridge spanning the entire link between Malmö and Copenhagen would have interfered with obstacle-free zones around Kastrup Airport. Another reason was to provide an opportunity for large ships to pass the Öresund without worrying about the height of the bridge. To make the Øresund Bridge higher would interfere with the freight train traffic because a steeper gradient would be needed. The border between Swedish and Danish railway signalling and r
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