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(59-11,6N 017-37,9E) Chart 6181

The bridge Mälarbron
Double Bascule Bridge
Maximum vertical clearance between marks on bridge: 15,0 m, full width 13,8 m.
Maximum width: 34,9m

Merchant vessels
Daily opening of Mälarbron and Slussbron on request. 
Following exceptions apply:
No opening on working days between 0730-0830 and 1600-1715.
To request opening contact Södertälje canal, VHF Ch, 68 or telephone +46(0)771 630 655

Pleasure crafts 
Opening of Mälarbron
Monday - Thursday: 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1715, 1900 and 2100.
Friday: 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1715, 1900, 2000 and 2100.
Saturday - Sunday and Holidays: 0800, 0900, 1000, 1100, 1200, 1300, 1400, 1500, 1600, 1700, 1800, 1900, 2000, 2100.

Slussbron and Slussen (Peak season 1 June -31 August)
Monday - Friday: 0815, 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615, 1730, 1815, 1915, 2015, 2115
Saturday - Sunday and Holiday: 0815, 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615, 1715, 1815, 1915, 2015, 2115

Slussbron and Slussen (1 September – 31 May)
Monday - Thursday: 0915, 1115, 1315, 1515, 1730, 1915, 2115
Friday: 0915, 1115, 1315, 1515, 1730, 1815, 1915, 2015, 2115
Saturday - Sunday and Holiday: 0815, 0915, 1015, 1115, 1215, 1315, 1415, 1515, 1615, 1715, 1815, 1915, 2015, 2115

The times listed above are applies to southbound vessels. Northbound vessels locks immediatly after southbound. There could be some deviations to the time listed above on holidays and the day before weekends.

Further information
Northbound sailing yachts with air draught exceeding 15,0m should adjust the passage to the opening times of the bridge Mälarbron.
Detailed information is available on signs along the canal.
The whole canal is supervised by camera surveillance from the maneuver tower for the Södertälje kanal.
Speed limit in the canal is 6 knots. For traffic- and bridge signal information see chart 6181. 

More information is given by Södertälje canal:
Telephone +46(0)771 630 655 or VHF ch. 14 and ch. 68.

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