Wasserstrassenkreuz Minden

Wasserstrassenkreuz Minden

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  • Tony

    Here, the Mittelland Canal, led since 1915, in a trough bridge over the Weser Valley and about 13 m lower Weser. Here, the central part of the Mittelland Canal crosses a navigable from south to north navigable river. Since 1998, the shipping traffic has been running on the parallel constructed new bridge.

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    • September 22, 2015

  • Seahunter

    At the beginning of the 20th century, the Prussian state saw the need to create a waterway connection between the Rhine, Weser and Elbe and thus a west-east waterway north of the low mountain range. The Prussian ministerial director and hydraulic engineer Leo Sympher was commissioned to take over the planning for this. As a result, on April 1, 1905, the law on the construction of the Mittelland Canal was passed under the name "Rhein-Weser Canal" from the Dortmund-Ems Canal in the west to Hanover in the east. The construction was completed by 1916 despite considerable difficulties in the First World War. On December 5, 1920 it was decided to continue the canal eastwards to the Elbe. In addition to the economically necessary inland waterway, consideration of job creation in an economically difficult environment also played an increasing role in planning and construction. Leo Sympher left the active service at this point.

    The first bridge, which opened in 1915, was supplemented in 1998 by a second bridge with a larger profile in order to enable the new, larger, large motor ships. From this point on, the old bridge will only be used by pleasure boats; Commercial shipping will only take place over the new bridge. The city of Minden entered the old canal bridge in 1987 in its list of monuments as a memorial to the cityscape.
    Source: Wikipedia

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    • February 10, 2017

  • 🚴‍♂️ Teuto Radler Stukenbrock 🚴‍♂️

    Is something special, above the Weser, or below the channel to stand. When you think about how many tons of load are in the channel basin

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    • March 26, 2017

  • Rene O.

    Absolutely worth seeing what is structurally so possible!

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    • March 8, 2018

  • Mattes

    Waterway cross is called here, a waterway, in this case the Mittellandkanal crosses the Weser. Beautiful view from the canal bridge towards Porta Westfalica.

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    • May 13, 2018

  • Ulf

    Where else can you drive well over 100 km at a time on gravel?

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    • June 10, 2019

  • Ralf G.

    Such a waterway is so impressive that you have to see👍🏻

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    • July 8, 2018

  • Frank

    Many canoeists can be seen here on the Weser!

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Frank

    I did not have such good weather but it is very nice there!

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    • July 15, 2018

  • Jürgen Ru

    Waterway Cross, great to see how the Mittelland Canal flows over the Weser.

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    • September 2, 2018

  • Susanne & Harald

    A technical miracle

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    • June 22, 2019

  • Robert

    Along the Weser, from Porta Westfalica down to Petershagen.
    There a round through the village and then back towards the waterway cross, a small but successful round further I find.

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    • December 24, 2019

  • Tom

    Europe's largest waterway cross must be seen.
    Biking, hiking, shipping everything is possible.

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    • July 9, 2020

  • Olaf

    ... A visit is always worthwhile!!! ... a highlight on every Weser bike tour! 👍

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    • November 10, 2020

  • Stefan Hohnholt

    Great place to watch the ships lock. From here you can continue directly on the Weser or the Mittelland Canal. It's not far to downtown Minden.

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    • November 14, 2020

  • Olaf

    ... absolutely exciting to experience inland shipping so closely! ... a grandiose "complete structure" !!! 👍👍👍

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    • November 16, 2020

  • Ralf G.

    The waterway cross is very impressive and definitely worth a visit!

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    • July 18, 2019

  • Andreas

    The water losses of the MLK caused by lock operation, evaporation and infiltration will be replaced by the main pumping station Minden, which feeds Weser water into the 13 m higher canal.

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    • September 6, 2019

  • Petra Scholl

    An extraordinary building, almost like in Frankfeich.

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    • May 29, 2020

  • Ralf

    It is a very interesting building

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    • May 31, 2020

  • Stephan

    Since 1915, the waterway cross has created a connection between the Mittelland Canal and the Weser, which runs here 13 m below the canal. Two trough bridges cross the Weser valley, several locks and connecting channels enable the ascent and descent.

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Stefan

    A marvel of technology from before

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    • June 21, 2020

  • Dieter

    Great building

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    • September 15, 2020

  • OWL-Tourer

    Old and new side by side.

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    • September 27, 2020

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Location: Minden, Minden-Lübbecke, Detmold District, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


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