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Top 10 Bridges You should see in Poland

Discover the best and top most awesome bridges in Poland today.
Poland is a country situated over Eastern and Central Europe. This Christian country has passed through many centuries of being invaded and usurped. Today, Poland is a very popular, independent and developed country.

Poland is enriched in culture, scenic landscapes, historical sites and of course, tourist attractions. One of the tourist attractions in Poland is its bridges. In this post, we will talk about the top 10 bridges in Poland.

1. Gizycko Swing Bridge

The Gizycko Swing Bridge, also known as Most Obrotowy is located in Olsztyńska, 11-500 Giżycko, Poland. This bridge weighs 100 tons and can be handled manually. 

A single operator can manually close and open the bridge within 5 minutes. The Gizycko Swing bridge was built in 1898 by a company from Zielona Góra. The bridge was built with the aim of making it easier for people to reach Gizycko city from the Boyen Fortress. 

2. St John Bridge

The St John Bridge is locally known as Most św. Jana, is located in Klodzko, Poland. It's a stone bridge on Młynówka, and one of the most important places in Kłodzko.

The construction of this bridge started in the 13th to 14th centuries. The statues were funded by some prosperous members of the community and middle-class citizens. This went on from the 16th to the 18th century. 

3. Wiadukt Kolejowy w Boleslawcu

The Wiadukt Kolejowy w Boleslawcu, also known as the Bolesławiec rail viaduct, is a railway bridge over the river Bóbr in Bolesławiec in Lower Silesia, Poland.

It has a length of 490 metres and a width of 8 metres. It was constructed by the Architect Fryderyk Engelhardt Gansel, between 1844 to 1846.

It is totally made of stone and is one of the longest stone bridges in Poland and in the whole of Europe.

4. Tczew Bridge

The Tczew bridges were built in the 19th century. This railway-road bridge was constructed between 1851 to 1857 by Carl Lentze.

The cornerstone of the Tczew bridge was laid by Frederick William IV, the then King of Prussia. Back in the years when it was the longest bridge in Europe, it was 837 metres long.

During the second world war, the Germans attacked the Tczew Bridge. As a result, the Polish citizens had to blow up the bridge. Although the Germans repaired the bridge, they had to destroy it during their retreat in 1945.

In 1959, the bridge was back to service. However, it was closed because of poor technical conditions in 2011.

5. Father Bernatek Footbridge

The Father Bernatek Footbridge is located in Kładka Ojca Bernatka, 31-061 Kraków, Poland.

This bridge is also known as Kładka Ojca Bernatka and is one of the most beautiful bridges you can see in Poland. 

It is built under Podgórze Bridge, just above the Vistula River in Kraków. It provides a direct passage for pedestrians and small vehicles. This bridge connects two important places in Krakow, namely Podgórze, and Kazimierz.

6. Mostek na Krupowkach

This bridge is located at Krupówki 42, 34-500 Zakopane, Poland.

This is a very small bridge built on a running spring in the middle of Krupowki pedestrian street.

7. Ozimek Bridge

The Ozimek Suspension Bridge, locally called Most Wiszący w Ozimku, is a bridge constructed over the Mała Panew River in Ozimek, Poland.

It was constructed by Karl Schottelius in 1827, and on this day, it is the second oldest wrought iron suspension bridge in Europe.

It is suspended between two towers. There are four chain cables that reinforce the bridge on both sides. 

8. Grudziądz bridge

Grudziądz bridge is also known as Most im. Bronisława Malinowskiego. It is located in Grudziądz on the lower Vistula.

Its the longest road and rail bridge in Poland and is situated about 7 km north of the highway bridge near Grudziądz.

Grudziądz bridge is 34 km south of the next bridge near Kwidzyn. It was designed by Franciszek Szelągowski between 1876 to 1879.

9. Tumski Bridge

The Tumski Bridge (formerly Dombrücke, until 1945) is a steel bridge over the north branch of the Oder river in Wrocław, Poland.

It was designed in 1889, after which it replaced an old wooden bridge. It links Ostrów Tumski and Wyspa Piaskowa. Today, it is a significant place for lovers and is called the Lovers Bridge, Cathedral Bridge or Green Bridge.

10. Groszowy Bridge

The Groszowy Bridge was built by the Opole government in 1858. It is situated in Wolfganga Amadeusza Mozarta 2, 46-020 Opole, Poland.

The Groszowy Bridge is named so because, at some point in time, a fee of one penny was charged for crossing the bridge. This bridge is handmade and the metal parts of the bridge were hand-forged.