Your browser is no longer supported

For the best possible experience using our website we recommend you upgrade to a newer version or another browser.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Treaty for 19km Denmark-Germany bridge

A 19km bridge between Denmark and Germany moves a step closer this week, as Danish and German Ministers of transport will sign a treaty to enable the building of the £4.5bn structure.

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.

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions. Please note comments made online may also be published in the print edition of New Civil Engineer. Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.