Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link
Pre-studies for fixed connection across the Fehmarn Belt
Dissing+Weitling has prepared the conceptual design for the cable-stayed bridge over the Fehmarn Belt. Our design and studies were included in the Government's overall assessment of the connection's technical, economic, traffic and environmental aspects.
- Puttgarden, Germany
- Road Bridges and Tunnels
- 2009 - 2009
- Femern A/S
- COWI / Obermeyer JV
- 17.5 km
Our goal for the design was to create a link that not only complies with all the essential aspects of such a colossal infrastructure, but that is also one harmonious whole, consistent in design from one end to the other.
The height and majesty of the soaring pylons make them spectacular elements of the bridge, and they provide the span with its signature quality. Their sculptural V-shape is instantly recognisable, contributing to an exciting experience for those crossing the bridge or viewing the link from land or sea.
The Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link will close a gap in the infrastructure between Scandinavia and the European continent, and will lead to greater flexibility and significant time savings for both passenger traffic and freight traffic. With a construction time of around 8.5 years, the Fehmarn Belt connection is expected to open for traffic in 2028.