Fload and coastal protection

Expansion of the Kiel Canal (NOK)

[Translate to English:] Levensauer Hochbrücken über den Nord-Ostsee-Kanal

The nautically very demanding passage was to be improved by rerouting and widening the canal. The aim was to enhance the existing meeting points.

Client: Wasserstraßen- und Schifffahrtsamt Kiel-Holtenau

Processing period: 2012 – 2016

Main data:
Waters: Kiel Canal
Canal width: 141 m
Bottom width: 75 m
Canal depth: 14 m
Authorised ship sizes: Class VIb
Length: 235 m / Width: 32.5 m / Draught: 9.5 m

Optimisation of the curve radii to the east and west of the Levensau elevated bridges
Arrangement of an intermediate straight below the bridges
Adjustment of the invert width
Dismantling of the old bridge foundations