1966. Restoration of the lower part of the gondola.
1960-1970. Road traffic increased in this period, meaning that the bridge became a bottleneck.
1974. A new bridge was built over the river Oste and the transporter bridge was withdrawn from service.
1975. It was classed as a technical monument.
1975-1976. A careful restoration took place, including the complete renewal of the scaffolding.
1976. The bridge started operating again, but only for tourists. The Assocation for the maintenance of the Osten-Hemmoor transporter bridge (Fördergesellschaft zur Erhaltung der Schwebefähre Osten – Hemmoor) has been responsible for its preservation and operation since then.
2006. It started operating again following extensive restoration work after being closed for 5 years.
2017-2018. Renewal of the 4 tower foundations.