Hisingen Bridge to open for recreational boating

On this page, you can find everything you need to know about how Hisingen Bridge will open for recreational boats. The bridge is planned to open to all types of traffic on 9 May 2021, except for tram services, which are scheduled to begin operating on Hisingen Bridge from 15 August 2021.

Hisingen Bridge has a vertical clearance of 12 metres when closed. Once Hisingen Bridge is operational, it will open in accordance with the schedule below for recreational boats that cannot pass under the bridge when it is closed.

 

HISINGEN BRIDGE WILL OPEN FOR RECREATIONAL BOATS AT THE FOLLOWING TIMES

The bridge will open for recreational boats every day throughout the year at the six times below:
– 5:50 a.m.
– 9:20 a.m.
– 11:20 a.m.
– 2:50 p.m.
– 6:20 p.m.
– 8:20 p.m.

In addition, the bridge will open for recreational boats on Saturdays, Sundays and other public holidays at the following times:
– 7:20 a.m.
– 4:20 p.m.

In addition, the bridge will open for recreational boats in the summer* at the following time:
– 1:20 p.m.

Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., Hisingen Bridge can be opened for recreational boating via a call to the bridge operator.

*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 FOLLOWING APPLIES TO BRIDGE OPENINGS

The bridge will open only under the condition that at least one recreational boat is in position and requires the bridge to open.

During the closed periods – weekdays that are not public holidays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. as well as from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – the bridge cannot be opened. The purpose of the closed periods is to enable public transport and other traffic to cross the bridge with as few delays as possible.

Each opening lasts approximately 4–8 minutes. If not all leisure boats have managed to pass under the bridge before it closes, the bridge can be opened again 30 minutes later, provided that this does not affect the times specified above.

Recreational boats are requested to arrive at the bridge in plenty of time before a scheduled opening.

To the extent possible, the opening times will be synchronised with the opening times for the Marieholm Bridges so that recreational boats will have enough time to pass under both bridges. However, just as today, rail traffic will have priority over the Marieholm Bridges, which means that synchronisation between the bridges will not always be possible.

For the first period, Göta Älv Bridge will be operated in tandem with Hisingen Bridge. Recreational boats that need Göta Älv Bridge to open in order to pass through can request this via a call to the bridge operator.

Temporary moorings for recreational boats that are waiting for the bridge to open are available at Gothenburg Opera House and Ringön Industrial Park.

Hisingen Bridge’s fixed opening times do not apply to commercial vessels. In these cases, the bridge can be opened via a call to the bridge operator unless it is within the closed periods mentioned above.

Commercial vessels have priority when it comes to Hisingen Bridge. Therefore, in the event that a commercial vessel will be passing under the bridge, a fixed opening time for recreational boats can be postponed.

Recreational boats may take the opportunity to pass under Hisingen Bridge while it is open for commercial vessels.

More information about Hisingen Bridge, Göta Älv Bridge and the Marieholm Bridges can be found here.

 

TIMETABLE

Hisingen Bridge’s opening times for recreational boats from 9 May 2021

Timetable brigde openings

 

Between 10 p.m. and 5 a.m., Hisingen Bridge can be opened for recreational boating via a call to the bridge operator.

During the closed periods – weekdays that are not public holidays from 6 a.m. to 9 a.m. as well as from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – the bridge cannot be opened.

*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.

FACTS ABOUT HISINGEN BRIDGE

Hisingen Bridge is a vertical-lift bridge that connects the island of Hisingen to the Swedish mainland.

The bridge is made of steel and concrete and consists of both the Arpeggio part of the bridge and a connecting public transport bridge as well as a city service bridge. The bridge in its entirety is called Hisingen Bridge.

Hisingen Bridge has a vertical clearance of 12 metres when closed and 28 metres when open.

The height of the four pylons in the middle of the bridge is approximately 35 metres above the surface of the water.

The bridge is approximately 40 metres wide.

Hisingen Bridge has two normal lanes in each direction, one lane for public transport in each direction and a two-way path on either side for cyclists and pedestrians.

Hisingen Bridge has a total length of 1,380 metres if including the parts that are on land.

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