Håverud lockstation, Dalsland Canal
In Håverud there are 4 locks and the famous aqueduct! But, here is also the only place in Europe (us knowingly) where the car bridge, train bridge and the water bridge meet in the same place!
Håverud has a system of four locks and an aqueduct that goes past and over the rapids in the Upperud River. The four locks have a total height difference of 9,9 m. Once you have passed the lowest lock, follow a short stretch of canal until it curves to the left. Just after this will be a double lock, with a railway at the upper part; bascule bridge with 8,5 m clearance. Boaters wishing to open the bridge should contact the lock keeper in advance; otherwise there is a risk that you will have to wait for the next turn. Immediately after the third lock, the canal enters the famous aqueduct (32,5 m long, 4,36 m wide, 1,8 m deep and anchored on sturdy granite piers) that leads the canal over the Upperud River’s old river channel (Håverud Rapids). After the aqueduct is a dam and a short stretch of canal before the uppermost lock in Håverud. Just before this top lock, you will pass a large fixed road bridge.
Lock chambers: 4
Elevation: 9,9 m
Duration: 1 hour