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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  • One of the main attraction in Trondheim. A simple old town bridge with an amazing view of the Nidelva river, with old houses beside the river. 
    One of the main attraction in Trondheim. A simple old town bridge with an amazing view of the Nidelva river, with old houses beside the river.  more »
  • This is an ordinary old bridge. If you spend some time in the old town of Trondheim this is a must see, but not worth a special trip. The southern part of the bridge seems to be possible to open or... 
    This is an ordinary old bridge. If you spend some time in the old town of Trondheim this is a must see, but not worth a special trip. The southern part of the bridge seems to be possible to open or...  more »
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  • A very nice place to take pictures, just steps away from the cathedral's complex. For a better chance, come in the morning when less tourists are crowding the bridge. You'll definitely have better opportunity to get nice pictures. Always need the blessing of good weather of course.
  • 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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