The Bothnian Coast

This is the oldest wooden bridge in Sweden, completed in 1837, and until 2006, at 207m in length, it was also the longest. It was a toll bridge at first, and in 1868, an interesting law was introduced creating a speed limit – horses or carts ridden or driven faster than a pedestrian incurred a fine of five riksdaler. These days, cars take turns passing over the bridge in different directions. It's a popular sight among Swedish visitors.

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