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The new border bridge in the area of Kostrzyn nad Odrą can now be planned. Today, Federal Minister of Transport and Digital Infrastructure, Andreas Scheuer, and the Minister for Infrastructure and Construction of the Republic of Poland, Andrzej Adamczyk, signed the corresponding intergovernmental agreement. With the agreement, both countries have laid the foundations for the new construction of a bridge between Küstrin-Kietz in Brandenburg and Kostrzyn nad Odrą in Poland.

Mr Scheuer said:

It is important to maintain the bridge that has connected us with our neighbours for decades. Together with my Polish counterpart Adamczyk, we are now facilitating the planning and construction of the new Oder bridge. In addition, we also ensure faster exchange of goods.

The old bridge, which was build prior to World War II, is to be replaced by the end of 2025. Poland has the lead responsibility for planning and realizing the new construction.

Currently, only passenger and goods traffic up to a total weight of 7.5 tons is permitted on the bridge in need of renovation. Heavier goods must be transported on alternative routes. With the new bridge, companies in the region will again be able to bring their goods to Germany or Poland using the shortest way possible.