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Gejlå Bro

Gejlå Bro is one of the few preserved bridges on the old Hærvejen in Sønderjylland. It is a stone bridge with self-supporting double arches made of split and chipped granite. The bridge was built by Thomas Fries from Flensburg and inaugurated on 21 August 1818.

Gejlå Bro - Historically preserved bridge on Hærvejen

On the north side of Bommerlund Plantage (forest) runs Gejl å (small river). When you are walking on Hærvejen, you must cross Gejlå Bro (bridge) to get over to Bommerlund Plantage. Close to the bridge, there is a long parking lot, that runs along an old stone embankment. Here you can easily park and get settled, when you visit the area.

The beautiful Gejlå Bridge leads Hærvejen over the stream. The stone bridge with double arches from 1818 is one of only a handful of preserved bridges on the old Hærvejen. The bridge was built by Thomas Fries from Flensburg and inaugurated on 21 August 1818. The builder's name and year are carved into one of the railing stones. Some of the flat stones under the bridge, are believed to be from the ford that was here before the first bridge was built.

Today, the bridge is protected along with the 18m long stone dike.

Don't miss out on a trip through Bommerlund Plantage, where you can also visit the beautiful heath bog - Paradiset. You may be lucky to see wild game and if you come by in autumn you can find raspberries, lingonberries, blueberries and cranberries. Close to the bridge, by the parking lot, you can also see the memorial stone for Bommerlund Kro. An inn that became known for its schnapps. The memorial stone is located where the inn once stood.

Gejlåbro is located southwest of Kliplev, just north of Bommerlund Plantage.

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