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Södertälje kanal -The bridges Mälarbron, Slussbron and the lock at Slussen

Information concerning the lock and Mälarbron.

The bridge Mälarbron

Double Bascule Bridge

Vertical clearance between marks on bridge: 15,0 m, full width 13,8 m.
Horizontal clearance: 34,9 m

Merchant vessels

Daily opening of Mälarbron and Slussbron on request. 
Following exceptions apply:
No opening on weekdays between 0730 - 0830 and 1600 - 1800.
To request opening contact Södertälje canal, VHF Ch, 68 or telephone +46(0)771 630 655.

Pleasure craft

Opening schedule for Mälarbron

Monday - Thursday 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1800, 1900 and 2100
Friday 0900, 1100, 1300, 1500, 1800, 1900, 2000 and 2100
Saturday - Sunday and holidays Every full hour between 0800 - 2100

Slussen (The Lock)

Times below apply to southbound traffic towards Saltsjön. Northbound vessels locks immediatly after southbound.
There could be some deviations to the time listed above on holidays and the day before weekends.

June 1 - August 31

Monday - Friday 15 minutes after a full hour at 0815 - 2115
Saturday - Sunday and holidays 15 minutes after a full hour at 0815 - 2115

September 1 – May 31

Monday - Friday 0915, 1115, 1315, 1515, 1715, 1915 and 2115
Saturday - Sunday and holidays 15 minutes after a full hour at 0815 - 2115

Bridge 'Slussbron' and locking towards Lake Mälaren

The lock times may be affected due to ongoing work in the canal / lock and merchant shipping.

June 1 - August 31

Monday - Friday 30 min after full hour 0830 - 2130
Saturday, Sunday and holidays 30 min after full hour 0830 - 2130

September 1 - May 31

Monday - Friday 0930, 1130, 1330, 1530, 1730, 1930 and 2130
Saturday, Sunday and Holiday 30 min after full hour 0830 - 2130

Other 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.

Last updated 2021-04-28