Brådtom Lock

Motala, Norrköping


On 13 November 1904, the steamer "Mars" entered the lock at such a speed that it smashed into the lower lock gates. The upper gates were also destroyed and water cascaded through the lock. All traffic on this section of the canal was stopped for the rest of the season. According to the captain of "Mars", the disaster was due to a faulty engine-room telegraph.


Formal name: Stockholm


Technical facts: The lock has a rise of 2.3 metres and just above it is a sluice for draining the section between Norsholm and Brådtom.

Contact information

AB Göta kanalbolag
Box 3
59121 Motala
Phone: +46-141202050


Opening hours

2018 Göta Canal is open:
Booking season May 2 - June 10
High season June 11 - August 15
Booking season August 16 - September 30