Bridges and locks

Mannheim Port Lock

Bridges and locksEnquiries on Channel 82 of the Regional Agreement on Inland Shipping Radio, current version, call name "Hafenschleuse Mannheim".

The lock has the following dimensions:

  • usable length 140.00 m
  • usable width 13.40 m

Lock operating times

Monday – Friday: from 6.30 – 16.00

Outside these times, lock operation is only possible after prior registration, and is chargeable.

Bridge turning times

Diffené Bridge

Bridge liftings may be requested at any time, day or night by telephone to Tel. +49 (0) 621 / 7186735 at the dispatcher of the Deutsche Bahn AG, Bahnhof Mannheim Käfertal.

The request for bridge lifting to the operator in charge must specify clearly whether both bridges have to be raised, or only the lower bridge, in this case the railway bridge.

  • clear passage height 11.38m under the road bridge at water level MA 0
  • clear passage height 10.60m under the railway bridge at water level MA 0

In poor visibility, the bridge will not raised.

Mühlau Bridge

Bridge liftings must be requested direct from the Deutsche Bahn AG, DB-Netz - DB-Netz-N-SW-B5B, Oskar-Vongerichten-Str. 7a, 67061 Ludwigshafen by telephone to Tel. +49 (0) 621 / 830-3544. The costs for bridge operations will be invoiced direct by the Deutsche Bahn AG to the user.

  • passage height 7.80 m at water level MA 0

Only after prior registration (Monday - Friday from 7.00 - 14.00) with the

Staatliche Rhein-Neckar-Hafengesellschaft Mannheim mbH,
Central Ship Reporting Station,
Rheinvorlandstraße 5,
68159 Mannheim,
Tel. +49 (0) 621/292-3113

Neckarvorland Bridge

Monday - Friday: 7.00 - 16.00

  • passage height 6.45 m at water level MA 0
  • lifting height 9.0 m. From 6.20 m Neckar water level at Mannheim, the Neckarvorland Bridge will no longer be raised for technical reasons.

Spatzen Bridge

Monday - Friday: 7.00 – 16.00

  • passage height 7.80 m at water level MA 0


List of the bridges in the Mannheim port area

List of the bridges