Fehmarnsundbrucke, Fehmarn

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The Fehmarn Sound Bridge connects the German island of Fehmarn in the Baltic Sea with the German mainland near Großenbrode.DescriptionThe 963m crossing includes the 248m network arch bridge which carries road and rail over the 1300m Fehmarn Sound. Construction began in 1958 and the bridge was opened on April 30, 1963. The main span is 22m above the sea, which allows shipping to pass through. The bridge is constructed of steel and is 21m wide; 6m are used by Deutsche Bahn for a single rail track, part of the Lübeck–Puttgarden railway, the rest for a pedestrian walkway and two-lane roadway. The two steel arches, from which the central span is suspended by cables, are braced with steel cross-beams. The arches are 248m in length and reach 45m above the main deck of the bridge. The bridge was designed by engineers G. Fischer, T. Jahnke und P. Stein from the firm Gutehoffnungshütte Sterkrade AG, Oberhausen-Sterkrade. Architect Gerd Lohmer helped with the architectural design.Route and ferry changesAt the same time as the opening of the bridge, changes were made to ferry services. The previous ferry service to the island of Fehmarn was discontinued. The service from Großenbrode Quay, Germany to Gedser, Denmark, crossing both Fehmarn Sound and the Fehmarn Belt, was replaced with a new service from Puttgarden (on Fehmarn) to Rødby, Denmark crossing just the Fehmarn Belt. The new bridge and ferry changes brought about a substantial time saving for both road and rail traffic along the so-called Vogelfluglinie (literally "bird flight line") from Hamburg to Copenhagen.
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  • The sight of the bridge is associated directly with holiday and Fehmarn. You can cross the bridge with the car, as well as walking free. In high winds, the bridge is sometimes locked and you must wait until the wind settles. The bridge is otherwise stable.
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  • It is a great sight again approaching Fehmarn and sees the bridge from a distance and know soon the vacation begins.
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  • With the car in an area where you can see the bridge from a distance driven. From the beach you can make really great photos.
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  • It's pretty much a pretty bridge. Careful! It's pretty windy, but that's pretty much what happens if you build a bridge over the sea. So as a cyclist don't complain, walk and enjoy the pretty view.
  • Most important for traffic between Germany and Denmark.
  • Very nice bridge. Careful of cross winds when walking or cycling across.
  • It's a bridge. If you like bridges and find them useful then you'll probably like this one too, but it's just a bridge. Oh and it goes over some water, that's pretty. But it's still just a bridge.
  • Nice view of water sport.
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