Bike Touring Highlight
The old wooden bridge no longer exists. In the meantime, a new bridge with a concrete substructure has been built there. The new bridge looks much more robust than the old one, which was already pretty dilapidated, but is no longer as pretty as the old wooden bridge. Nevertheless, a very nice and quiet place on the Aland, with a covered resting place (roof, table and two benches are made entirely of wood), which is ideal for a break, during a bike ride or hike.
August 26, 2020
The bridge can be reached with dry feet in summer and autumn. It offers hikers walking and cycling seating on both sides.
In winter and spring, the bridge can only be reached when the Aland has low water.
An important connection between Pollitz and Wahrenberg is the Pollitzer Alandbrücke.
As early as 1909 there was a wooden bridge at this river point. This was intended for crossing the Alands by horse and cart to reach the Pollitz parcels beyond the Aland.
The bridge collapsed in 1984 due to the weight of the heavy tractors.
As part of an exercise by the Federal Border Guard, the construction of a pedestrian bridge began on May 30, 1994.
After only nine working days, the technical team at the border guard department in Winsen an der Luhe completed the bridge.
Info source: pollitz-online.de/Dorfansichten/Bruecke.htm
September 17, 2017
The bridge is currently closed. The cycle path has been relocated from Wanzer. Also drives nicely. The new bridge should be there in spring.
October 31, 2019
Aland Bridge is currently not usable. New bridge under construction and should be completed in the 2nd quarter of 2020. Currently you drive from construction site south on a slab path (eastern bank of the Aland) to the next bridge and then immediately on the west bank on a dike path towards Pollitz. Partly a bit bumpy but the approx. 6 km detour is also worth it because of its beautiful nature.
July 17, 2019
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