German engineers came up with an ingenious solution to this problem: they constructed an elevated aqueduct to connect the two canals, which would cross over the river. This brilliant solution was completed in 2003, and saves vessels large amounts of time while navigating the area.
|Pedestrians and Boats cross the water bridge|
The following picture shows the waterways with the old route (in red) and the new route (in yellow). The water bridge itself is depicted in gray.
|Attribution: ClickKlack at the German language Wikipedia|
|An aerial view of the Water Bridge crossing the Elbe river|
To view the bridge yourself, fly to
|The underside of the bridge as is traverses land near the Elbe River|