The Måløy Bridge was officially opened for traffic in the summer of 1974. The bridge project was realized by means of a strong local involvement and interest. The driving forces behind the project worked enthusiastically for more than ten years to ensure the financing. The bridge project can be said to be a unique case of co-operation between local politicians and the Public Roads Administration. The bridge was one of the first toll road projects in the county.
The Dalsfjord bridge has been the most hotly debated communications project in the county and has led to bitter political controversy. The start was the wish for a road on the north side of the Dalsfjord, in order to establish a connection between Askvoll, Førde, and Dale by way of Bygstad. But in 1974, the Storting (national parliament) favoured a bridge across the Dalsfjord instead of a road. Accordingly, the work on the road up to the planned bridge was started from Eikenes on the north side of the Dalsfjord, however, the bridge never materialized.
The road connection between the islands of Mjømna and Byrknesøy was officially opened on 13 September 1997. This was 40 years after the county governor Nikolai Schei and the county director of public roads Egil Abrahamsen for the first time came to the islands to assess the possibility of linking the islands. The bridge between Sandøy and Mjømna was completed in 1993, and in 2006, the construction work was started to connect the islands to the mainland by road and bridge.
The bridge across the river Jølstra was named after the shopkeeper Hans Christian Fr. Lange, one of the people who took the initiative to build the first bridge. The bridge has always been an important communications link in Førde town.
On the night of 11 October 1984, the more than 100-year-old vaulted bridge at Maurstad collapsed. A road-historical cultural monument was suddenly gone. However, in the autumn of 2000, the bridge had been rebuilt, thanks to local efforts by the protection organization called "Maurstad Gamle Bru".