Official Opening of the Golda-Meir-Steg
Today, Europacity's new pedestrian and cycle bridge, the Golda-Meir-Steg, was opened to the public.
However, its debut in Berlin was months earlier when the city's latest landmark was hoisted into position over the Berlin-Spandau shipping canal in a spectacular heavy lifting operation in October 2020. Together with the new public square Otto-Weidt-Platz, the bridge forms an important link connecting the once divided districts of Moabit and Mitte. Now, the square, as well as the promenade along the banks of the canal, are even easier to access as tranquil places to sit back, relax, and enjoy the view.
Guests at the event were served with hot mulled wine to celebrate the occasion, which was hosted by the Senate Department for the Environment, Transport and Climate Protection. Berlin's Senator for Transport Regine Günther performed the ribbon-cutting ceremony, and then the gathering was invited to walk across the bridge to visit Otto-Weidt-Platz.
The bridge is named after Golda Meir, Israel's first female prime minister, and the event also marked the 43rd anniversary of her death.
Construction of the Golda-Meir-Steg was co-financed by the "Joint Federal/State Task for the Improvement of Regional Economic Structures" (GRW).