Stora Bommen is located in Gothenburg and is the outlet of the Stora Hamnkanal into the Göta River. The name comes from the trap boom that used to be located here, which was removed after boats going in or out were searched, and was also used to prevent enemy ships from entering the canal system.
The outer swing bridge at Stora Bommen has long been known as ‘Osthyveln’. This is because it is so low that passengers on tourist boats entering under the bridge have to duck.
Repair and relocation
The bridge was already built in 1861, and is therefore not welded, but riveted. Originally used as a railway bridge for the South Harbour Line, it is now a road bridge in an area undergoing major development and construction. So the old bridge has to move a bit.
First, the 60-ton bridge will be repaired and cleaned up, and then moved to another location in the port, using heavy jacks so it can be moved by barges.