Bridge openings in Gothenburg

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This page shows the opening times for the moveable bridges over the Göta Älv in Gothenburg. Further information that may be relevant for marine traffic can be found in the Swedish Maritime Administration’s Notice to Mariners (NtM) database.

Göta Älv Bridge

(57–42,9N 11–58,0E) Nautical chart 9312, 1352

Bascule bridge with a vertical clearance of 18.3 m when closed (side spans are closed to marine traffic).

Please note that the Göta Älv Bridge is currently situated within a construction site and there may be times when crossing is limited or impossible. More information about the construction of Hisingen Bridge can be found at www.hisingsbron.se (in Swedish) and in the NtM database.

Opening

From 18/6 the Göta Älv bridge is open permanently. A call for opening the Göta Älv Bridge is not anymore. Nevertheless a call for opening the Hisingsbron is still needed.

The bridge is owned by/the responsibility of the City of Gothenburg

Hisingen Bridge

(57–42,9N 11–58,1E) Nautical chart 9312, 1352

Vertical lift bridge with a vertical clearance of 12 m when closed (max. 28 m when open).

This bridge is scheduled to open for traffic on 9 May 2021. Please note that this area is temporarily a construction site and there may be times when crossing is limited or impossible. More information about the constructionsite can be found at www.hisingsbron.se (in Swedish) and in the NtM database.

Recreational boating are not allowed to use the guide jetties for docking (see red lines in picture below), waiting for a bridge opening. Use the floating bridges (se green circles in picture below), for the intended purpose.

Use float bridges while waiting for bridge opening (green circles)
Picture: The Swedish Maritime Administration

Opening

In order to open the bridge, contact the bridge operator on channel 9 of VHF radio or phone number +46 730-27 72 72 .
The bridge opens for recreational boats after contact with the bridge operator and according to fixed opening times (see schedule below).

Opening times for merchant shipping 

Weekdays: Midnight – 6 a.m.; 9 a.m. – 3 p.m.; 6 p.m. – midnight
Weekends/public holidays: Midnight – midnight

Fixed opening times for recreational boating 

In order to improve accessibility on the waterway between Marieholmsbroarna and Hisingsbron, the Traffic authority by Municipality of Gothenburg has decided a minor time adjustment of Hisingen Bridge’s opening hours for recreational shipping. The number of openings and other routines will remain unchanged.
From 1/7 2021, the following opening hours are as follows:
Openings Hisingsbron

*Summer refers to the period when Västtrafik operates according to the summer timetable, which is from approximately the middle of June to the middle of August.

The bridge is owned by the City of Gothenburg.

Marieholm Bridges

(57–43,7N 11–59,6E) Nautical chart 9312, 1352

Swing bridge with a vertical clearance of 5.9 m when closed.

Opening
In order to open the bridge, contact the bridge operator on channel 9 of VHF radio or phone number +46 730-27 72 72.

The bridge is owned by the Swedish Transport Administration (Trafikverket).

Updated: 2021-07-07