Northern Germany's largest balance beam bascule bridge leads across the Peene River to the Island of Usedom.
Built in 1996, today's balance beam bascule bridge replaces a predecessor construction from the 1930s or the bridge repaired after the Second World War. It connects the mainland from the city center of Wolgast with the Wolgast district Mahlzow on the Island of Usedom and since the year 2000 a track going over the bridge closes the previous gap in the train traffic Island of Usedom and mainland.
Experience how the 42-meter-long and 19-meter-wide flap is opened and closed almost silently 5-6 times a day by 45 kW motors. The entire process of opening and closing, including the passage of waiting ships, takes a maximum of 30 minutes. As a pedestrian, you can walk right up to the edge so that the bridge goes up and down in front of you and you can look underneath when the bridge is up. No less interesting is a bridge passage by passenger ship, which starts from the city port and passes under both the open and the closed bridge.