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Stockholm in Stockholm County, Södermanland Province, Sweden — Northern Europe (Scandinavia)
 

Riksbron

 
 
Riksbron Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
1. Riksbron Marker
Inscription. Först i samband med uppförandet av riksdagshuset och riksbanken kom den länge diskuterade bron till stånd. 1907 byggdes en gångbro av stål med fackverksbalkar, av folkhumorn döpt till "Råttfällan". Dagens smäckra betongbro från 1931 ritades av Ragnar Östberg med K.A. Wickert som konstruktör. De eleganta gatlyktorna är från denna tid. Brovalvet bildas av två halvor som balanseras av motvikter inne i brofästena.


The bridge replaces a steel footbridge from 1907. The stylish arch of the roadway consists of two concrete cantilevers. The design was by Ragnar Ostberg and the structural engineer was K. A. Wickert. The elegant lamps date from the same period.
 
Erected 2007 by Samfundet S:t Erik.
 
Location. 59° 19.704′ N, 18° 4.014′ E. Marker is in Stockholm, Södermanland Province, in Stockholm County. Marker is at the intersection of Riksbron and Strömgatan, on the left when traveling south on Riksbron. Touch for map.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gustav II Adolf / King Gustaf II Adolf (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Norrbro (about 150 meters away); Stallbron (about 180 meters away); Kungliga Operan / Royal Opera House
Riksbron Marker - Wide View image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
2. Riksbron Marker - Wide View
The marker is mounted to the railing at the north end of the bridge. The bridge in the background is the Norrbro.
(about 210 meters away); Oxenstiernska Palatset / Oxenstierna Palace (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Storkyrkans Hus / Cathedral House (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Norstedts (approx. 0.3 kilometers away); Kung Karl XII / King Karl XII (approx. 0.4 kilometers away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Stockholm.
 
Also see . . .  Riksbron (Wikipedia). Riksbron (Swedish: "The National Bridge" or "The State Bridge") is an arch bridge in central Stockholm, Sweden leading from Drottninggatan on Norrmalm 44 metres over to Riksgatan on Helgeandsholmen....The name is derived from the bridge's proximity to several buildings of national importance, including Riksdagen, the Parliament Building; Rosenbad, the Prime Minister's Office and the Government Chancellery; and the Sager House, official residence of the Prime Minister....Nearby bridges include Stallbron, Norrbro, and Vasabron. (Submitted on July 16, 2017.) 
 
Categories. Bridges & Viaducts
 
Riksbron, Seen from the East image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, June 10, 2017
3. Riksbron, Seen from the East
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 70 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 16, 2017, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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