Vintage Postcards - Bybroen - Trondheim, Norway

Vintage Postcards - Bybroen - Trondheim, Norway

Old Town Bridge (Locally referred to as Gamle Bybro or Bybroa) is located in Trondheim, Sør-Trøndelag County, Norway. This vintage postcard depicts Bybroen as it existed circa 1910.

Gamle Bybro crosses the Nidelva River from the south end of the main street Kjøpmannsgata connecting to the Trondheim neighborhood of Bakklandet.

Originally Gamle Bybro was constructed of wood, but the wood was supported on three stone piers. In the middle of the bridge, an iron gate was placed. This remained a guarded city gate until 1816. At each end of the bridge, there was a toll and guardhouse. The access house on the west end still stands, but that on the east side was taken down in 1824. Gamle Bybro was reconstructed in 1861 by the engineer Carl Adolf Dahl (1828-1907). Today Gamle Bybro is one of Trondheim's characteristic landmarks.

GGA-ATL 160300830

Title: Bybroen, Trondhjem
PC Mfg. Nbr.: 830
Manufacturer: Eneberettiget Mittet & Co.
Date: Undated but circa 1910 (Correspondence dated 1914)
Manufactured: Printed in Germany
Photographer: Unknown
Archives Inventory Number: GGA-ATL 160300830

GGA-ATL 739167865


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