The Old Lillebælt Bridge is interesting an interesting dive site thanks to the old bridge pillars. The old granite pillars are magnificent to see, not only from an architectural point of view but also because of the wonderful flora and fauna. The bridge is home to crabs, lobsters, flatfish, gobies, codfish and much more. Equally interesting are the large stones on the bottom, overgrown with carnations and orange sponges, and the old war remnants on either side of the pillars. The Old Lillebælt Bridge was commissioned in 1935. For many years the bridge was an important part in the east-west route in Denmark and still is when it comes to rail traffic between Jutland, Funen and Zealand. Diving is possible at low and high tide.
Enter the water under the Old Lillebælt Bridge when diving from the beach and at the bridge pillar when diving from a boat. There are several boat ramps at the entry point that can be used if you own a boat. Dive towards the pillars over the sloping seabed consisting of gravel, sand, stones, kelp and sea grass.
Beware of shipping traffic at Old Lillebælt Bridge. Currents can come from various directions, depending on depth. A dive light is needed under the bridge. Your compass reacts to the iron of the bridge structure. Don't fight the current at the back of the
OLD LILLEBAELT BRIDGE Features
- Oude Lillebælt Brug
- Gl. Færgevej, Middelfart
- Limited parking
- 100 m.
- Suitable for
- Advanced divers, underwater photography (macro), with drift dive experience
- N.v.t. / NA
- Free access
- Boat dive facilities, toilets
- Kind of dive
- Boat dive, shore dive
- Sometimes strong, very strong
- 3 - 7 m.
- Average visibility
- 5 m.
- 22 m.
- zand en zeegras,grind of kiezel(stenen),steenstort
- Cod, butterfish, common starfish, wrasse, plumose anemone
- Other recreation
- Boating, yachting, picknick , sailing