Sjöbacka Bridge

Motala, Linköping

Built: 1954.

Technical facts: This is an electrically operated rolling bridge which is remote-controlled from Ruda.

History of the bridge

 The first iron bridge installed at Sjöbacka was of timber and was opened in 1825. Before the bridgekeeper was given a cottage to live in, an old barracks was used as a dwelling. The barracks were in poor condition and in 1848 a permanent house was built.