|Bundesstrasse 212 in Germany|
|Operator:||Federal Republic of Germany|
|Start of the street:||
|End of street:||Junction A 28
|Overall length:||approx. 65 km|
|Federal road 212 west of Brake|
The federal highway 212 runs along the Lower Weser from Bremerhaven south to Berne and changes direction southeast to Bookholzberg and the A 28 . Except for the beginning in the state of Bremen, it runs entirely on Lower Saxony territory .
The federal road connects the A 27 through the Weser Tunnel between Rodenkirchen and Stotel near Bremerhaven with the A 28 east of Oldenburg and the A 29 and the A 1 near Wildeshausen . There is currently only a direct junction with the A 28.
Currently (as of 2016) a bypass is being built for Berne . The section between Huntebrück and the B 74 was inaugurated on December 8, 2016. The bascule bridge over the Hunte , also built in the course of this section of the B 212n, was opened to traffic on December 10, 2015.
A special feature of the federal road is that the Weser is crossed by a ferry between Bremerhaven and the Blexen district of Nordenham . Another special feature is the crossing of the Hunte at Huntebrück with a movable bridge . This was designed as a lift bridge ( lift bridge Huntebrück ) and was replaced by a bascule bridge during the construction of the B 212n.
The Grand Duchy Oldenburg opened up 1856-1869 the localities of Wesermarsch by connecting roads that were built for reasons of economy with native clinker bricks and applied with many rectangular turns. The road from Brake via Rodenkirchen and Esenshamm to Ellwürden was completed in 1857 as a continuation of the Chaussee Oldenburg – Brake (today's B 211 ) opened in 1852 . This road was extended in 1858 via Abbehausen to Stollhamm and reached Burhave in 1861 .
The road between Bookholzberg and Nordenham was elevated to Reichsstraße around 1937 despite its poor condition . During the Second World War, no repair work was carried out on the clinker roads (77% of all Reichsstraßen in the Wesermarsch were clinker roads), so that part of the clinker sank into the soft peatland. This created bumps that only allowed a top speed of 20 km / h in places.
In December 1950, the new federal road from Elsfleth to Brake -Kirchhammelwarden was completed, which was the first road in the Wesermarsch to be straight, away from dykes or waterways. In the mid-1950s, this new federal road was extended to the intersection with the B 211 (west of Brake ), so that the city of Brake is no longer used by the B 212. In the 1960s, the B 212 was extended from Nordenham to Bremerhaven. The bypass around the towns of Atens and Blexen was built in several stages between 1965 and 1968 and was opened on January 1, 1968.
In March 2002 the bypass road around Rodenkirchen was completed. In summer 2006 the section between Oberhammelwarden and Brake was completely renewed. The Elsfleth-Oberhammelwarden section followed in summer 2007.
According to the plans of the Lower Saxony state authority for road construction and transport, the connection of the federal highway 212 between Huntebrück and the state border with Bremen will be largely rebuilt. The B 212 is no longer to lead via Bookholzberg to the A 28, but from Berne to the Bremen-Strom junction of the A 281, where it turns out of or in the direction of the future Weser tunnel, so that Bremen city center from Berne can be approached directly from in the future. "With the construction of this federal highway, an efficient connection between the Lower Weser area with its seaport locations, the city of Delmenhorst and the Hanseatic city of Bremen and thus also an improved transport connection of the region to the regional road network ( A 1 , A 27 , A 28 , A 29 , A 281 ). "
In a coalition agreement for the electoral period from 2007 to 2011, the SPD and CDU in Bremen demanded: “The plans for the B 212 n as an important access route to the A 281 must be completed and secured in terms of planning in order to realize the project at the same time as the A 281 is completed . "
In the meantime, a new line between Huntebrück and Harmenhausen is under construction. The new construction on this route should be completed by 2019. Although the route planning for the B 212 between Harmenhausen and the 281 autobahn was completed in autumn 2012, there is disagreement about the further course of the B 212 between the communities in the southeast of the Wesermarsch district, the Ganderkesee community in the Oldenburg district and the city of Delmenhorst. Because the construction of the new B 212 section with the transfer point Stromer Landstrasse will result in more traffic in the area of the city of Delmenhorst, the Federal Ministry of Transport has commissioned the State of Lower Saxony to plan a bypass around Delmenhorst.
- Rudolf Bernhardt : 50 years of the Wesermarsch district. Holzberg, Oldenburg 1986, ISBN 3-87358-270-8 , pp. 400-424.
- The seaport locations in the Lower Weser region are Brake, Bremen, Bremerhaven, Elsfleth and Nordenham.
- Torsten Wewer: B 212 new: Ready to the roundabout , Nordwest-Zeitung, December 6, 2016. Accessed December 8, 2016.
- Tobias Schwerdtfeger: A technology miracle for 20 million euros , Nordwest-Zeitung, December 10, 2015. Retrieved on December 10, 2015.
- Municipality of Ganderkesee, City of Delmenhorst: Effectiveness of the B 212n (Section B) and additional packages of measures for Ganderkesee and Delmenhorst. ( Memento of March 4, 2016 in the Internet Archive ) Hanover 2007 (PDF; 12.4 MB).
- Lower Saxony State Authority for Road Construction and Transport: New construction of federal highway 212 from Huntebrück to Harmenhausen with Berne bypass.
- Anja Biewald: The bypass will be finished later . nwzonline.de. June 27, 2018
- Friederike Kloth, Wolfgang Bednarz, Hergen Schelling: B 212 new: Street plans divide the region. Southern Wesermarsch longs for construction - rejection in Delmenhorst. In: Nordwestzeitung. February 2, 2011, accessed May 29, 2013.
- Georg Jauken, Hannelore Johannesdotter: detailed planning can begin. In: Weserkurier. December 15, 2012, accessed May 30, 2013.