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Location address: Deutschland, Hamburg, Hamburg
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The Köhlbrand Bridge (German: Köhlbrandbrücke) is a cable-stayed bridge in Hamburg, Germany, which connects the harbor area on the island of Wilhelmsburg between the Norderelbe and Süderelbe anabranches of the Elbe river with motorway 7 (exit Waltershof). It bridges the Süderelbe, here called Köhlbrand, before it unites with the Norderelbe again. The bridge was opened on 9 September 1974.
The Köhlbrandbrücke connects the harbour area of Hamburg with the rest of the city. The bridge crosses the river Süderelbe, also known here as Köhlbrand. The bridge is on route of Hamburg’s yearly UCI ProTour bicycle race Vattenfall Cyclassics. Quite a number of the amateurs participating in this race make a stop on top of the Köhlbrandbrücke.
The bridge was a spectacular location in the German movie thriller “Der Joker” of 1987, starring Peter Maffay and Michael York.
Linked themes: Film