The Hörnbrücke is a tripartite folding bridge for pedestrians over the Hörn in the port of Kiel, which is the only bridge in the world that operates on this principle (three-field folding principle).
The Hörnbrücke is scheduled to open about twelve times a day for a quarter of an hour each and in addition, if necessary for shipping.
The dainty bridge is considered a tourist attraction in Kiel because of the unusual construction and its exposed location.
The Hörnbrücke is also the starting point or end point of a tourist holiday route opened in May 2004, the Deutsche Fährstraße from Bremervörde to the Kiel Fjord.
Because of the initially frequent technical problems, the Hörnbrücke was often called mocking "Klappt-Nix-Brücke". These shortcomings have been eliminated, meanwhile, it "works without problems", just for the o. G. Maintenance work must be temporarily shut down. Then, alternatively, the push bridge is used, so that the connection from west to east shore is ensured at all times.
May 27, 2018
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