Östra bron – The old Stone Bridge

The old Stone Bridge
Sweden´s longest stone arch bridge can be found in Karlstad. With its 168 meters and twelve spans, the Old Stone Bridge is a massive and immense edifice. The bridge was built 1761-1811 and crosses the east river branch of Klarälven connecting the two districts of Haga and Norrstrand. It was built of stone taken from Lamberget in Karlstad. The master builder of this enormous construction project was Anders Jacobsson. According to the legend he took his life by jumping off the bridge. He did this because he doubted the bridge´s supporting capacity. But this is just a legend with no truth in it. Anders Jacobsson died 1804 in his home at Segerstad west of Karlstad.
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Place
Organizer
Karlstads kommun
651 84 Karlstad
karlstadskommun@karlstad.se
+46 545400000
http://www.karlstad.se
Name
Östra bron
Address
Municipality: Karlstad
Directions
The old Stone Bridge is located about 600 meters north east of the Town Square.
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History
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