The act of incorporation of the Company for the Construction of Bridges and Steel Structure Mostostal [Przedsiębiorstwa Budowy Mostów i Konstrukcji Stalowych Mostostal] – which was the first name of the Company – was drawn up on 28 May 1945, only three weeks after the end of the World War II. Initially, the company was based in Krakow (at that time, Warsaw was completely devastated); however, Mostostal was connected with the capital from the very beginning. The first task for the newly established company was rebuilding of the important Warsaw thoroughfare the Prince Józef Poniatowski Bridge. Work started at the end of July and beginning of August 1945, and the bridge was put into operation only 12 months later on 22 July 1946. In subsequent years, Mostostal built hundreds of bridges over most of main Polish rivers, including most Warsaw’s bridges. In 1951, the company moved to Warsaw permanently and the scope of company’s operation was extended to industrial and energy construction works and all types of large-sized and specialist steel structures. It is impossible to list all of the investments; however, it is enough to say that Mostostal employees were present at all of the most important construction sites in the country and on many sites abroad.
Construction period: 28 May 1945 – 22 July 1946.