A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT

Two rivers that runs from north to the south of the city of Oslo are called Akerselva and Alna river (Alnaelva).

The Akerselva river starts at Lake Maridal (Maridalsvannet) and runs about 8 kilometres through the urban areas like Nordre Aker, Sagene, Grünerløkka, Oslo centre and Grønland.

During the industrial revolution the river gave power to numerous industry companies in Oslo but after 150 years of industrial and sewage discharges along the river began the initiative to limit emissions and revive the flora and fauna.

Today the Akerselva is “Oslo’s green lung” and it’s said that the salmon run and spawn in the upper part of the river. There are many parks and nature trails along the way and during the sunny i hot summer days you can se people bathing or just chilling on the coast of the river.

The Alna River (Alnaelva) runs through Oslo from Alnsjøen lake to the Oslo Fjord at Bjørvika. It runs through the boroughs of Gamle Oslo, Nordstrand, Helsfyr, Østensjø, Alna, and Grorud. Large sections of the river run in culverts and the river is highly polluted, partially because it is used as a sewer drain but the Municipality of Oslo is creating linked walking trails and green spaces along the length of the river.

Åmodt bru, suspension bridge originali buildt in 1855 over the Drammen River in Buskerud. Hundred years later the bridge was dismantled and moved piece by piece to a new site on the Aker River. The bridge today is used only for bicycles and pedestrians.

 


RIJEKA SJEĆANJA

Akerselva

Dvije rijeke što prolaze kroz grad Oslo nazivaju se Akerselva i Alnaelva.

Akerselva (Aker rijeka) izvire u jezeru Maridal (Maridalsvannet) i proteže se 8 kilometara kroz urbane dijelove grada kao što su Nordre Aker, Sagene, Grünerløkka, Oslo centar i Grønland.

Za vrijeme industrijske revolucije rijeka je stvarala enegriju za brojne industrijske tvornice u Oslu, no nakon 150 godina industrijskog zagađenja duž rijeke, započela je inicijativa uklanjanja otpadnih nusprodukata i oživljavanje flore i faune.

Sa svojim livadama i šumom Akerselva su danas ”zelena pluća grada”, dok se u njenim gornjim tokovima može naći losos. Ljeti se brojni stanovnici upute u šetnju duž rijeke, dok se hrabriji i okupaju.

Rijeka Alna (Alnaelva) ističe iz istoimenog jezera (Alnsjøen), a utiče u Oslo Fjord na Bjørvici (tamo gdje je nekad bio prvi Oslo). Rijeka protječe kroz Grorud, Alna Østensjø, Helsfyr, Nordstrand i Gamle Oslo. Veliki dijelovi rijeke zagađeni su jer se koriste kao izlaz za kanalizaciju, no općina grada Osla pokušava napraviti pješačke staze i zelene prostore duž rijeke.  

 

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