The 19km bridge is likely to be cable stayed with four lane and two railway lines. It will run between Puttgarden in Germany and Rødbyhavn in Denmark.
A four-year comprehensive, systematic ground survey of the Fehmarnbelt and the surrounding area began at the end of July. During the period up to 2011, detailed planning will be undertaken, including EIA- (Environmental Impact Assessment) hearings in the two countries, and approvals from all affected authorities in both Germany and Denmark.
The construction phase for the Fehmarnbelt link is planned to take place from 2012 to 2018 and the fixed link across Fehmarnbelt is scheduled to open in late 2018.