Hamburg Senate advocates for Köhlbrand Bridge replacement

Hamburg Senate advocates for Köhlbrand Bridge replacement

During the Port of Hamburg’s session, the Hamburg Senate has considered the possibilities for the Köhlbrand crossing and voted in support of a new bridge.

According to reports, the present Köhlbrand Bridge has reached the end of its operational life and requires replacement. After considering and evaluating several crossing possibilities, the Senate decided to build a new bridge.

The rebuilt structure aims to provide greater clearance for ships. Ships of present height and potentially somewhat greater sizes will be able to enter the port’s southern section in the future.

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This eliminates a previously restricting barrier and creates new opportunities for port development.

According to the Port of Hamburg, the new replacement bridge is scheduled to be opened for traffic from 2040 onwards and will replace the existing Köhlbrand Bridge. Until then, the current bridge will continue to be utilised and maintained.

In March, Maersk’s methanol-enabled container vessel, ‘Ane Maersk’, arrived at Eurogate Container Terminal Hamburg for the first time on its maiden trip from Asia to Europe.

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