A bridge for pedestrians and cyclists has been crossing the harbor entrance since 1986. It connects the street Am Molenkopf with the Niehler Damm.
In the port of Niehl I around 514,000 TEU were handled with four container crane bridges and reach stackers in 2011. The total throughput was around 2.1 million tons in 2011. The outreach on the water side is 36 meters for two crane bridges. In this way, two ships lying side by side can be handled.