Drawbridges or pontoon bridges are opened at certain times. Each time, it is worth determining the exact time of the next bridge opening with the staff.
Gdańska Głowa (0.25 km) – swing footwalk opened in the Gdańska Głowa lock operating hours. More information can be found on the website of the Gdańsk Regional Water Management Authority (www.rzgw.gda.pl) under the tab „Szlaki żeglowne / Czas pracy śluz i pochylni, mosty”.
Contact details: +48 55 247 17 07 | +48 735 094 723
Drewnica (2.85 km). Road drawbridge. The clearance of the closed bridge is approximately 2.9 m and depends on the actual water level. It is opened every hour in the summer season (1st May – 30th September) between 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, and at 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM, and 8:00 PM. You can check the hours on the website of the Nowy Dwór Gdański District Road Administration Office (www.bip.zdpndg.pl) under the tab „Menu przedmiotowe / Most Drewnica”.
Contact details: +48 55 247 22 35 | +48 882 065 597
Rybina (14.98 km). Swing bridge for narrow-gauge railway. The bridge’s clearance is about 2.7 m and depends on the actual water level. A truly marvellous construction with three spans. The first one is made of steel, the second one is the bridge itself – made of riveted beams supported by a vertical pillar that serves as the axis for the bridge’s rotation. It is operated manually and relies on a system of gears and transmissions. The bridge undergoes renovation between 2021-22. During this period, only technical trains will be allowed to cross and the bridge will be closed exclusively for their passage for 40-60 minutes.
The bridge is open in season from morning to evening, should there be no repair works. The bridge closes for the trains to cross it. Out of season, it is opened only after prior notice. Information about the closing times can be found on the website of the Żuławy Commuter Railway (www.kolejzulawska.pl), under the tab: “Aktualności”.
Contact details: +48 722 239 569
Rybina (15.45 km). Road drawbridge located on the road leading from Nowy Dwór Gdański to Stegna. When closed, its clearance hight equals around 2.85 m and depends on the water level in the river. The bridge is set on wooden piles driven into the river bed, supporting four concrete spans, the last of which are a moveable steel riveted lattice construction. Originally, the spans were lifted manually, however, today they can be opened with electric motors. The bridge is open at the following hours:
- In the summer season (15th Apr – 15th Oct) 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 12:00 PM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 8:00 PM, 9:30 PM.
- At other times: 9:00 AM, 2:00 PM.
You can find detailed information and the opening hours of the bridge on the website of the Gdańsk District Road Administration Office (www.zdw-gdansk.pl) under the tab: “Obiekty mostowe / Godziny otwarcia mostów zwodzonych”.
Contact details: +48 55 247 86 17 | +48 509 498 395
There is one more drawbridge in Rybina on the Vistula Królewiecka that was closed in 2020 due to malfunctioning.
Przegalina (0.55 km) – road drawbridge. The bridge is opened during the operating hours of the Przegalina lock, according to the following schedule: Monday – Friday between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM; Saturday, Sunday, and holidays between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
Due to the works carried out in the lock outports, traffic difficulties might occur. Additionally, outport banks and the platforms are considered construction sites, therefore it is strictly forbidden to disembark vessels. In view of the above, every locking should be reported by phone to the lock operator at +48 786 876 453 or +48 58 323 93 76.
You can find detailed information on the website of the Gdańsk Road and Green Areas Management Office (www.gzdiz.gda.pl) under the tab: „Drogi / Harmonogram Obiektór Zwodzonych”.
Sobieszewo (9 km) – road drawbridge. The drawbridge in Sobieszowo is the largest drawbridge in Poland. It is also fully automatic and can freely let through vessels that are up to 5 m high. It was opened in November 2018 when it replaced a pontoon bridge that had served the area for over 40 years. The bridge is 181.5 m long and 15 m wide. The opening hours are, as follows:
- In the summer season (30th Apr – 30th Sep) at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 2:30 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM. On Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays it is also opened at 9:00 PM.
- At other times at 8:30 AM, 10:30 AM, 1:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM.
The bridge is opened during the operating hours of the Przegalina lock. You can find detailed information on the website of the Gdańsk Road and Green Areas Management Office (www.gzdiz.gda.pl) under the tab: „Drogi / Harmonogram Obiektór Zwodzonych”.
Contact details: +48 514 953 638
Nowakowo (11.7 km). The bridge consists of four pontoons which serve as its spans. Going north, one of the spans is opened mechanically. In the 1970s, there was a ferry crossing there. Opening hours for the bridge:
- All year round: 7:00 AM, 8:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 10:00 AM, 12:00 AM, 2:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM
- Between 1st May and 31st August additionally: 8:00 PM, 10:00 PM.
The bridge on the Elbląg River is closed during high water levels.
In 2023, the bridge will be removed and replaced by a new swing bridge with road access, built 650 m to the south. The project is linked to the construction of the canal across the Lagoon.
You can find the opening hours on the website: www.zdp.bip.powiat.elblag.pl.
Contact details: +48 55 231 27 27
Drawbridges in Elbląg. The Górny (Upper) and Dolny (Lower) Bridges (4.6 to 4.9 km). They were built in 2013 and are located right in the middle of the Old Town. The previous two footbridges were replaces by three-span drawbridges, with the central span (width: 16 m) being raisable. The bridges make it possible for the vessels up to 100 m long, 15 m wide, and with a draught of 2.5 m to enter the centre of Elbląg. The bridges are opened all year round – except for during the icing – at 7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM, 1:00 PM, 3:00 PM, 5:00 PM, 7:00 PM, 9:00 PM.
Most Górny (the Upper Bridge, replaced the Low Bridge) for pedestrians and cyclists. It was built along the Studzienna street and made accessible for road traffic – emergency vehicles only. The clearance under the bridge at normal conditions equals 1.8 m.
Most Dolny (the Lower Bridge, replaced the High Bridge) is the second bridge we encounter on our way from the Vistula Lagoon. It is located along the Mostowa-Giełdowa streets, with a length of 50 m and a width of around 6 m. The bridge is accessible exclusively for pedestrians and the clearance under the bridge at normal conditions equals 2.8 m.
Both Bridges are operated from the control station located on the Lower Bridge.
Contact details: +48 602 218 346
Gdansk – Old Town – footbridge leading to Ołowianka Island (1 km). The entire footbridge is around 70 m long and its most important part is the 40-m-long and 90-tonne-heavy steel drawbridge span which – when raised – allows navigation on this section on the Motława River. The footbridge is raised for 30 minutes every hour between 1st April and 30th October. When the span is closed, the clearance under the footbridge equals 2.1 m, and when it’s opened – it equals 25 m. Between 12:00 PM and 7:00 AM the footbridge is opened on request. The above hours do not include the time required to raise and lower the span. Between 1st November and 31st March, the footbridge is opened on request, on addition to the above hourly basis.
You can find the opening hours on the website of the Gdańsk Road and Green Areas Management Office (www.gzdiz.gda.pl) under the tab: „Drogi /Harmonogram Obiektów Zwodzonych”.
Contact details: +48 516 970 048
Gdansk – Old Town (2.3 km) footbridge connecting Główne Miasto with Spichrzów Island near the Świętego Ducha street. It is 57 m long, 4.5 m wide and still under construction. You can find the opening hours on the website of the Gdańsk Road and Green Areas Management Office (www.gzdiz.gda.pl) under the tab: „Drogi /Harmonogram Obiektów Zwodzonych”.
Contact details: +48 605 110 452