© Photos from 1979 by Bosse Arnholm
During the 1950:ies the Själland-bridge was built between Själland and Amager south of the lock. Small boats could pass under the bridge, and it could be opened for bid ships.
As a part of the new traficsystem built around Copenhagen together with the Öresund Bridge in 1993 to 2000, a new railway bridge was built south of the Själlandbridge. The new railawy bridge pratically stopped all boats from passing, as it only permits boat less then 2 meters high to pass.
The lock is still used though. The old Slusehavn between Själlandsbron and the lock is a haven for houseboats, and when they go to or from the harbour they have to pass the lock.
The lock is situated on the Amager-side of the sound. From the lock to Själland there is a dam with a lot of ports that can be opened. This is to prevent to big differences in waterlevel in the Copenhagen harbour.
One or two of these ports are usually open which permits small boats to pass. The current can be very strong here.
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This page was modified at 12-08-05