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The Oskars Kalpaks swing bridge, built-in 1906, is one of the oldest metal bridges in Latvia.

The bridge has two identical sides that both pivot, each in its own direction over the Karosta Canal. The bridge is opened to watercraft several times a day as the Karosta Canal has a lot of shipping traffic.

Even though the bridge is built from metal, the surface is covered with wooden boards, giving the bridge its special character and charm.

During the lifespan of the bridge, it has been seriously damaged several times. After its reconstruction in 2006, the Oskars Kalpaks Bridge now functions and connects Karosta to the rest of the city.

Karosta canal is an active shipping route, hence several times a day is open for shipping traffic.

Oskars Kalpaks bridge is open for shipping traffic 4 times a day:


To find out, whether O.Kalpaks bridge is open at the moment, you may follow the live stream webcam.

O.Kalpaks bridge shipping traffic times are fixed, but should the wind speed exceed 10m/s, or there are no ships scheduled, the bridge will be open for road traffic.