magdeburg water bridge

Magdeburg Water Bridge

The picture says it all, assuming you believe what you’re seeing. This is in fact the world’s longest navigable aqueduct, named the Magdeburg Water Bridge.

It connects the Elbe-Havel Canal to the Mittellandkanal, crossing over the Elbe River and has a total length of 918 metres (3,012 ft).  Built with 68,000 cubic meters of concrete and 24,000 metric tons of steel, the bridge was completed in 2003.


Longest span 106 m
Total length 918 m (690 m over land and 228 m over water)
Width 34 m
Water depth 4.25 m
Clearance below 90.00 m x 6.25 m
Magdeburg Water Bridge (Wasserstraßenkreuz)

Magdeburg Water Bridge (Wasserstraßenkreuz), photo by Patrick Schön


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