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Elbe Crossing 1 is a group of masts providing an overhead crossing of 220kV three phase AC current line across the River Elbe. Constructed between 1959 and 1962 as part of the line from Stade to Hamburg north, it consists of 4 masts:
- Each of the two portal masts is a guyed mast 50 meters in height with a crossbeam at a height of 33 meters. One of these masts stands on the Schleswig-Holstein bank of the Elbe and the other on the Lower Saxony bank.
- Two identical carrying masts 189 meters in height, each weighing 330 tons, ensure the necessary passage height of 75 meters over the Elbe. One stands on the island of Lühesand, the other in the Buhnenfeld on the Schleswig-Holstein side.