Stamp Issue : 1987-05-10
Köhlbrand Bridge (Köhlbrandbrücke) is a cable-stayed bridge in Hamburg, Germany. Soon the Elbe River reaches Hamburg, the river has a number of branch streams including Northern Elbe (Norderelbe) and Southern Elbe (Süderelbe). The bridge is 17.5 meters wide, 135 meters high, and 3618 meters long. It bridges the Süderelbe, here called Köhlbrand, before it unites with the Norderelbe again. The bridge was opened on 9 September 1974. It connects the harbor area on the island of Wilhelmsburg between the Norderelbe and Süderelbe branches of the Elbe River with Motorway 7.