Gamlebyen – Then & Now: Geitabru
«In a new post created for this challenge, share a picture that reveals your NEIGHBORHOOD.»
Those of you who follow this blog already know that I’ve been working on a series of posts from my neighborhood called «Gamlebyen: Then & Now». This will be my fourth post and I’ll show some images of a bridge named Geitabru (Goats Bridge). It’s also been known as Oslo Bru and in one of these old photos it’s referred to as Jernbanebroen (The Railway Bridge).
Geitabru is a bridge in the ol part of Oslo The Old City = Gamlebyen). In 1989 Oslo Bridge was renamed Geitabru with reference to the medieval bridge which was in the area. Geitabru is mentioned in the old Norse sagas, as a key link of Alna. The current bridge was built 2007 – 2008.
Click the gallery to see the images:
In the times of old Oslo, the bridge was linking the western and eastern part of Klemetsallmenningen (Klemet Common), also known as Oslo’s first city street. Today, the placement of the bridge is a bit North of the historic location.
The historical photos in this post are from the websites of Oslo City Archives (Oslo Byarkiv) - published under a Creative Commons License by Oslo Museum (Oslo City Archives) - and the original photos have been taken by Küenholdt, J. M. plus two unknown photographers.
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if you’re interested, please have a look at my previous entries in this series of «Gamlebyen – Then & Now»: http://cardinalguzman.wordpress.com/tag/then-and-now/
Or, check out other neighborhoods at: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2013/03/08/my-neighborhood/