Old Town Bridge, Trondheim

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Old Town Bridge links the city center with the colorful neighborhood of Bakklandet, filled with cozy cafes and exclusive boutiques. Although originally constructed in 1681, the current bridge reflects numerous alterations. The last adjustment included replacement of the wooden foundations with a solid concrete structure. Notice the ornamented red portals that allow the bridge to still be lifted. Urban legend says that a Norwegian composer and a member of the resistance movement Oskar Hoddø composed a waltz from this bridge one night in April 1940. The bridge was thus nicknamed the Gate of Happiness after the popular waltz. A visit to Old Town Bridge represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Trondheim itinerary planner to plot your vacation.
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  • We came across the Old Town Bridge by accident as it happened to be on our path back to our hotel from the Olav Cathedral. The views from the bridge up and down the river provide a glimpse of days... 
    We came across the Old Town Bridge by accident as it happened to be on our path back to our hotel from the Olav Cathedral. The views from the bridge up and down the river provide a glimpse of days...  more »
  • This bridge kinda is part of the Trondheim sightseeing-tour by foot. On both sides of the river you will find some interesting shops and restaurants. 
    This bridge kinda is part of the Trondheim sightseeing-tour by foot. On both sides of the river you will find some interesting shops and restaurants.  more »
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  • Lovely place near Kings Gardens, just beyond the Cathedral. Take your lover and kiss for love on the bridge. The love locks are regularly removed due to excess weight on the old bridge.
  • Is a must, you have to stop there if you go in the town. Perfect spot where to take pictures and where to see the old wooden houses in the River that looks so cool. It's very close to the cathedral.

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