Rotkilen Bridge

Motala, Töreboda

Built: At the end of the 1980s.

Technical facts: The modern rolling bridge at Rotkilen replaced an old iron bridge that was moved to Gastorp.

 History of the bridge

The dwelling was built in 1901, while parts of the barn date from the 1860s. In 1905, the bridgekeeper at Rotkilen had an income of 217 crowns a year, but he also had various “fringe benefits”. The bridgekeeper and his family were allowed to farm a piece of land and also received 17 cubic metres of wood. Use of various buildings was also part of the privileges.