Bike Touring Highlight
The swing bridge over the Pinnau was completed in 1887. As a cultural monument, it is now a listed building and is one of the two oldest swing bridges in Germany that is still in operation. In the past, the bridge keeper cranked the bridge up and down with a handwheel in order to turn it to the side for navigation. Today it is done by an electric motor.
June 10, 2021
It is the oldest - but not the only functional (at least in Lübeck there's one) - swing bridge Schleswig-Holstein (see haseldorfer-marsch.de/haseldorfermarsch/drehbruecke) and the second oldest functioning swing bridge in Germany (see. de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Drehbrücke_Klevendeich).
January 19, 2019
The Klevendeich swing bridge crosses the Pinnau and thus connects the Haseldorfer Marsch in the Klevendeich district with the Seestermüher Marsch in the Neuendeich community.
The bridge was built in 1887 and is a listed cultural monument. It is the second oldest functioning swing bridge in Germany and, according to the list of swing bridges, the sixth oldest in Germany. Between 1996 and 1999 the bridge was repaired for around € 1,380,000. In the spring of 2016, the rotating part of the bridge was dismantled again and enclosed with the other bridge arches and restored.
The Klevendeich Bridge is a riveted steel structure with three bridge arches, each of which belongs to a bridge section. The three parts of the bridge rest on a total of five supports, two abutments at the edges and three pillars as central supports. The road is single lane. The flooring consists of wooden planks that are held together with iron straps.
The two northern units cannot be rotated. The southern part of the bridge has a rotating pillar in the middle and can therefore be rotated at an angle of 90 °. He gives the passage for the ships. In the past, the bridge was turned by hand, for which the still preserved handwheel was used. In the meantime it has lost its function as the rotation is operated by machine. An electric motor was installed next to the old handwheel. Today it drives the rotating mechanism with a running and rolling ring, which is clearly visible on the south side of the bridge.
June 22, 2020
The Morrege Office published the following communication on February 8, 2016:
In the period from February 15, 2016 to May 13, 2016, the Klevendeich swing bridge will be completely closed in both directions due to bridge construction work.
... so just postpone the bike tour ... and whether the date 13.05.15 can be kept is not yet entirely clear.
April 14, 2016
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