13 bridges in Mandal


I was looking for an old bridge in Lyngdal on the internet and found it but saw at the same time that there is mostly one or two bridges in every town here in the South-Norway, but in Mandal they are 13.  Thirteen bridges in one small beautiful town.  So I decided to photograph them all.

I have pictures of 12 of them now, but have to go and take pictures of the one I don’t have, so here are the first 12 bridges in Mandal I have already photographed.


Mandal Bybroa is the bridge you drive into Mandal from E39 and is in the center of the town.  It was build in 1956.


Skarvøybroene over Mandalselva (Mandalsriver)

They say there are 3 bridges there but I see only two but the third must be there somewhere

The next bridge is my favorite, it was made after I mooved here to Mandal and are only walking bridge over the river and connects the centrum to the culturehouse we call Buen.  Great design and so beautiful to photograph.  It was build in 2012.


Skogsøy brua ved Tregdeveien is the next bridge I will show you, a small bridge that connects the Skogsøy with the mainland.

The fifth bridge I’ll show you is a bridge I didn’t dare to drive over the first time I saw it.  You can’t drive past another car there because it is so narrow and you can’t see if there is a car coming to you.  But the last time I went to Skjernøy I drove by myself and thankfully I didnt meet any cars.

This bridge is named Skjernøysundsbrua and was build in 1964.

And in Skjernøy there is another bridge and that is just a walking bridge but there can be more than one, because it takes up to 1000 kg. this bridge was build in 2010.


Knuden brua is a very old bridge and it is not one of the bridges in Mandal Wikipedia mentioned but as far as I know it is in Mandal and it is a bridge and even a beautiful one.

Møll brua ved Holum is also a beautiful bridge, I’m not sure how old it is, wikipedia doesn’t know.

Bankebroa ved Lillebanken build 1962.

So now I have to go and photograph the last 4 bridges I know of in Mandal.  They are:

Gismeraøybroa ved Kleven

Then I found a small walking brigde here in Mandal. I don’t know if it has a name.

27.05.15  –  I love social media, now I know this bridge is called Kvislabroa and is on Malmø in Mandal.  Tina Marie commented on my photo on facebook and told me that.  Thank you Tina.

Dølebru ved Suvatnet but I’m not sure where this one is but I belive it is on some private road between road 459 in Holum and E39 so I just have to on my car and look for it.

Hanevatne bru is an old bridge from 1925 and I saw that one when I was looking for Dølebru, but nowone had told me about this one which is way more beautiful than Dølebru.  Old and a little bit hidden but so beautiful.

The last bridge in Mandal is Stoveland bru, it is on the way from Mandal to Holum.

Hope you enjoy these pictures of the 13 bridges in Mandal and if you have any information about these bridges or even if you know of any brigde I haven’t taken picture of and put here I would like to hear it.

Best wishes

Kristin Jona
Mirra Photography

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