Karlsborg Bridge

Motala, Karlsborg

The bridge is remote controlled from Forsvik Lock. The bridge opens every whole and half hour during the  canal's peak season, except noon, 1 PM and 4 PM on weekdays. The las bredge openeing is att 6 PM.

Built: 1987
Technical facts: This modern bridge is a bascule bridge.

History of the bridge

Originally, people crossed the canal at Rödesund by a ferry. In 1848, this was replaced by a rolling bridge, which in turn was replaced in the 1940s by a bascule bridge. Today's bridge dates from as recently as 1987.