Bridges at Håverud Sweden

HELUA

Gothenburg, Sweden

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Håverud is a site of particular interest. Completed in 1868, it features a combination of a roadway bridge, a railway bridge and an aqueduct.

The Håverud Aqueduct was created by the famous canal builder Nils Ericson. Due to the special geological conditions at Håverud it was not possible to build an ordinary lock there. The rock was loose, the current was strong and the fall was too great. So Ericson had the brilliant idea of building an aqueduct instead. The aqueduct is a free-hanging bridge, where the water runs through a 33.5 metre long steel channel above the rapids. The steel plates are joined with 33,000 rivets. Thus far, not a single rivet has had to be replaced.

Dalsland Center is an exhibition hall for businesses, but it also functions as a tourist information centre with multi-lingual staff who can guide visitors through the exhibits during high season. Dalsland Center also has a cafe with an open-air terrace beside the canal.

In Håverud there is also the Canal Museum in one a beautiful old building that used to house the offices of the paper mill. The museum now exhibits reconstructions of interiors from the past, and you can also see how people lived along the waterways from lake Vänern to lake Stora Le and how they worked in various home industries.

There are also old machines, marine engines, drawings of the canal construction and photographs from olden days.

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