Bridges with special opening hours

The Göta Canal bridges are opened by AB Göta kanalbolag´s lock keeper to release boat traffic. During the pre-booking season all traffic travel in convoys and the bridges are opened according to the convoys' itinerarys. During the high season, the canal is open from 9 AM to 6 PM and the bridges are then opened continuously, adapted to the flow of boats on the canal. However, there are some exceptions you can read more about here.

 

The road bridges in Töreboda and Karlsborg.
Open every whole and half hour* during the canal's peak season, except noon, 1 PM and 4 PM on weekdays. The last bridge opening is at 6 PM.

The E22 bridge in Söderköping
Opens every whole and half hour* during the canal's peak season. The last bridge opening is at 6 PM. On Fridays and Sundays the bridge only opens at whole hours between 3 and 6 PM. This also applies on the Thursday before Midsummer.

 

*Remember that the closing time of the canal is not the same as the last lockage time or bridge opening. Lockage/bridge opening is not initiated if no suitable mooring can be reached before closing time.