"Old railway bridge" Drangedal Things to Do Tip by Rusket

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  Stone bridge
by Rusket

The railway line through Drangedal to Kragerø was opened in 1927. Kjeosen bridge has a selfcarrying construction built from chiseled stone by migrant workers called "rallar". The rallars were hard working but also known to be fond of women, booze and poker, and they were not very popular amongst the locals. Many a girl got pregnant by a handsome rallar along the norwegian railways during the construction years ;-)

For people specially interested in railways, old bridges and / or selfcarrying constructions, I have created a travelogue with more pictures of the bridge.

Take a look at this postcard from 1935!

Address: Kjeosen, Drangedal
Directions: Right outside the administration center Prestestranda. Follow the local road from Drangedal railway station towards Lunde a couple of hundred meters.
Website: http://www.hoiset.net/postkort/tekst/drdal03.html

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  • Updated Jul 11, 2005
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