Further details of the Baakenhafenbrucke is the largest bridge construction project in Hamburg’s HafenCity. The bridge measures 170 metres long, 21 meters wide, weighs about 2,300 tons and will cost EUR 15 million. The bridge for the traffic will be released in August 2013. In Belgium, the bridge was built and transported over the North Sea and the Elbe to Hamburg. The two outer parts of the bridge weighing 900 tons and run on the two pillars of the country. The middle segment is smaller: it weighs “only” 500 tons and is easily mounted in the other two parts of the bridge. So can be lifted out back there, if, for example, a museum ship in the baakenhafen Harbour to be brought.
Large floating cranes are no longer needed. It is simply used the force of the tide. At low tide, a hub pontoon under the bridge is positioned. The pontoon rising with the tide and pushing the bridge from the anchor. Then so are the two parts of the bridge to the South and north shores locked, that they not be lifted with the flood. So, the middle section can be pulled away by tractors.
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