Tåtorp Lock

Motala, Töreboda

Formal name: Daniel Thunberg (the man who made the first drawings for the Göta Canal).

Built: 1814.

Technical facts: Tåtorp Lock is a regulating lock. It controls the water level between the canal and the lake. The lock has a rise of 0.2 metre and is the only manually operated lock on the western section of the canal.

History of the lock

The section between Tåtorp and Lanthöjden is called the “Rock channel”. It covers a distance of 3.5 kilometres where the route for the canal had to be blasted from solid rock. The section took seven years to complete and was largely built by a regiment from Skaraborg.