The connection between the city center of Sassnitz and the harbor was to be achieved as a barrier free connection regardless of the large elevation differential of 22 m. The special feature of the structure is clear in the one-sided suspension of the circular ring girder combined with the eccentric arrangement of hanger cables. The hanger cables are not attached, as is typical, along the superstructure, but instead connect to small cantilevers that run along the side of the walkway. This effectively connects the cable centerlines with the center of gravity of the superstructure. Through the reduced loading the superstructure could be designed to be extremely thin. Attached to the suspension bridge is an elevated composite structure ramped bridge. Cables with galfan coating ensure minimal maintenance even with the wet sea climate. The result is a light structure that presents an open view of the ocean and the harbor.