This bridge was built in 1861. The carved gates have made it Trondheim's distinctive hallmark.
A sentry and excise house stood at either end of the bridge. The excise house on the west side is still standing and is now used as a day-care centre. The bridge and gates you see here were built by Carl Adolf Dahl, the executive municipal engineer in charge of public buildings and works in the last half of the 19th century. The wooden gate on the west side of the bridge is known as the Gate of Fortune.
Perhaps more beautiful than strong, heavy traffic is banned from this bridge. Stroll along the wooden walkway and look into the cool waters of the river where locals claim to have seen otters frolicking.
The Old Town Bridge crosses the Nidelva river and leads into Bakklandet. Enjoy the view of Kristiansen fortress and the distinctive wharves built along the river's edge.