Söderköping Lock

Motala, Söderköping

Formal name: Söderköping.
Built: 1847.
Technical facts: Söderköping Lock is a single lock with a rise of 2.4 metres.

History of the lock

On 3 June 1931, the steamer ”Juno” crashed into the lock gates at Söderköping. The chief engineer had misunderstood the first mate’s signal and instead of full astern had set full speed ahead. However, the damage was repaired in only ten days and traffic on the canal returned to normal again.