Sunday 6 March 2022

Rendsburg Hochbrücke reopens

By chance I discovered that that the Transporter bridge function of the Rendsburg Hochbrücke was fully restored to public operation last Friday (March 4th. 2022) as reported here in the local press. It’s the end of a long saga that began in 2016 when the gondola collided with a passing  ship - an inquiry found that the fault rested with the operator of the gondola for failing to observe the approaching vessel. After the impact the gondola was deemed beyond repair and a replacement was built at a cost of 13 million euros. Last Friday was a day of excitement for the citizenry who gathered in numbers to serenade the return of their much loved bridge. An account of my visit to Rendsburg in 2018 can be read here.

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