Denmark seems to turn out another major fixed road and rail link on a regular basis. Rival design teams have just been chosen to work on bridge and sunken tube options for a 20-km crossing of the Femern Belt to northern Germany, with construction planned to start in just over two years. Two similar mega-projects had already been finished in quick succession.
The Danish government is due now to confirm the appointment of publicly-owned Femern B�lt A/S (FBAS), Copenhagen, as its project developer. Following a treaty with Germany last September, Denmark will finance and build the entire crossing, with Germany handling only its onshore portion.