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Karnin Lift Bridge

Karnin Lift Bridge
Karnin Lift Bridge

The Karnin Lift Bridge (German: Hubbrücke Karnin) is a railway bridge over the Peenestrom estuary in North Germany that was opened in 1933 and destroyed in 1945. It was part of the old Ducherow–Swinemünde railway. The lifting part of the bridge has stood since the end of the Second World War as a relic and technical monument in the middle of the Peenestrom. It was nominated for designation as a Historic Symbol of Engineering in Germany.

In Germany's 2003 Federal Transport Infrastructure Plan, the rebuilding of the line from Seebad Heringsdorf via Świnoujście to Ducherow was listed under the international projects section. Such a link would cut the travel time between Berlin and the island of Usedom from the present four hours to about two hours. Because the Karnin Lift Bridge is on the Ducherow–Swinemünde railway, current attempts to rebuild the bridge have been included as part of that. On 9 April 2010 in Berlin around 50 politicians and business representatives from Germany and Poland founded the Karnin Bridge Action Coalition (Aktionsbündnis Karniner Brücke), which intends to push forward the reconstruction of the railway and the reactivation of the bridge. In November 2010 it began collecting signatures Germany-wide for a petition to rebuild the southern railway link on the island of Usedom via Karnin. At the same time the Usedom Railway Society and Dargen Cycle Museum (Zweiradmuseum Dargen) presented a model of the historic lift bridge at 1:27 scale, which is to be displayed publicly in various German cities and in Stettin.

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