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The fairway adjustment of the Elbe is going into the next round with the construction of the new leading light at Blankenese by the Hamburg Port Authority (HPA). The two lighthouses are needed to show the ships the new courseline once the channel has been widened. First, the new lighthouse for the low light, next to the Blankenese ferry terminal, will be erected on a base in the water. The base and an elevated viewing platform on the lighthouse shall be open to the public in future.
The bridge abutment at the embankment of the Elbe is currently being constructed. This will be followed by foundation work for the lighthouse, which is made of pre-fabricated steel components and will be installed on the base. Once the lighthouse has been equipped with its nautical technology, the installation of the pre-fabricated bridge from the embankment to the lighthouse’s base is the final step. Work will commence shortly on the new rear light in the Mühlenberg yacht port. After autumn 2020, when operations of the new leading light are scheduled to start up, the old lighthouses will be taken down.
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The fairway adjustment is the most significant strategic project for the Port of Hamburg. The expansion of the fairway can begin. The relevant supplementary planning process has now been performed and was completed on 23 August 2018, with the provision of a resolution.
We explain the fairway adjustment here and introduce the individual sub-projects.
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