TIME ONLINE: Professor Wiese, the Hamburg coalition is at the moment arguing internally in regards to the deliberate new Köhlbrand Bridge, which might be 20 meters greater than the outdated one and price round 5 billion euros. Apparently the environmental company needs to know why the bridge must be so excessive and so costly. Shouldn't these questions have been answered for years?

Götz Wiese: It has been clear since 2012 that the Köhlbrand Bridge was misplaced on the finish of the Nineteen Twenties, that it was uneconomical from the Thirties onwards and {that a} new Köhlbrand crossing needed to be constructed. And we've been going forwards and backwards for years. At first it was mentioned {that a} tunnel was the popular resolution. That has been paused. Then there was speak of a bridge resolution, which ought to now be offered. At the second it’s tough to belief the data given concerning this new construction.