The purpose of the East Bridge’s anchor blocks is to anchor the very significant forces from the main cables. Each anchor block weighs quite a lot in itself, but in addition, each of them is provided with a ballast of sand and iron ore, which gives a total weight of 325,000 tons.

Inside the anchor blocks, the main cables are attached. Each cable consists of 37 wire bundles, which are anchored to the bottom of the anchor block. Each anchor block is approx. 63 m high.