Hamburg Senate recommends Köhlbrand Bridge replacement

Talks of a new bridge are underway as a future replacement for the Köhlbrand Bridge. As it is reported, the Hamburg Senate reviewed the options for the Köhlbrand crossing and decided in favour of a new bridge.

The existing Köhlbrand Bridge has reached the end of its operational lifespan and requires replacement.

Following an examination and evaluation of various crossing options, the Senate has opted for the construction of a new bridge.

The replacement construction will achieve a higher clearance for ships, while in the future, ships of current height and potentially slightly larger sizes will be able to access the southern part of the port.

As it is reported, this removes a previously limiting factor and opens up new possibilities for port development.

The new replacement bridge is scheduled to be opened for traffic from 2040 onwards and will replace the exisiting Köhlbrand Bridge.

Until then, the current bridge will continue to be utilized and maintained. Subsequent tasks will include additional work, such as the dismantling of the existing structure.

Source: Port of Hamburg.