Visitors Viewing Bridge at the New Ships Hoist in Niederfinow, Germany

The Canals Construction Department in Berlin is in the process of realising a new ships hoist on the Havel-Oder Canal about 50 km north-east of Berlin to help navigate a 36 m geographical height increase. An access for visitors to the construction through a series of bridges and gantries is planned. These walkways run at 49,95 m above ground level inside the construction directly above the main basin, here three bridges connect the two walkways.

Building Contractor 
Wasserstraßen-Neubauamt Berlin

ARGE Partner
Bilfinger Berger Ingenieurbau GmbH and DSD Brückenbau GmbH

Client 
DSD Brückenbau GmbH

Services Ziegert | Seiler Ingenieure
Workshop and assembly planning visitor gantry/bridge and canal bridge connection

Completion 
planned 2016