2000 – The Świętokrzyski Bridge
The first suspension bridge in Poland was opened on 6 October 2000 connecting the Powiśle district with Praga Północ in the vicinity of Port Praski. The bridge with the flyover is 479 meters long, it has two lanes each way for vehicles and two lanes for pedestrians and cyclists. The cable-stayed construction is supported by a 90-metre-long pylon to which 48 cables are attached supporting the deck. The pylon is placed on the right bank of Vistula river, and on the left side it is supported by two bearings embedded on the bottom of the river. A maintenance lift is located inside the northern part of pylon. From the optical point of view, the bridge seems to be light (lack of classic pillars); however, it consists of seven spans together with the access flyovers.
Construction period: 1998 – 2000