Five-year inauguration anniversary of drawbridge over the River Motława in Gdańsk

Today we celebrate the five-year inauguration anniversary of our pedestrian and cycling drawbridge over the River Motława in Gdańsk, Poland. A popular crossing links Gdańsk Old Town with the island of Ołowianka and successfully complements one of the city’s most beautiful views.

In terms of structural systems, the bridge is divided into two parts. The first is designed as a reinforced concrete integral structure with a span of 13,25 meters. The second, movable part of the bridge is designed as a single leaf drawbridge with a span of 40 meters.

The trunnion is placed on the outer edge of the abutment caisson on the Ołowianka Island. Inside the control building, hidden below ground and water level, the entire mechanical equipment and the electro-hydraulic lifting mechanism are installed. A control building is designed as functional extension of the bridge superstructure.

The deck is rising to an angle of 65 degrees, opening/closing procedure takes two minutes.

The drawbridge has been awarded several times for its architecture and technical solutions.

Project details: Footbridge to Ołowianka Island in Gdansk