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Svinaberga and the Svinaberga arch stone bridge or Bergagårds bridge

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Small patches of cultivated land and solid stone walls add character to the area, beautifully surrounded by groves of deciduous trees.

The old road between Älmhult and Pjätteryd crosses Helge river on an early 19th century 8-arch stone bridge. The engineering work was of excellent quality – the bridge underwent renovation only once (in 1910) during its ‘actual’ lifetime. In 1951, a new bridge was constructed to replace the old one. For the next twenty-five to thirty years, the owner, the Swedish Road Administration authority, neglected repairs. A removal of the bridge was suggested. However, the local population prevented this. As a result of their efforts, the bridge was restored in 1983.

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