Years of “will they, won’t they” speculation appear to be over after Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski formally announced a timeframe for a stunning new footbridge spanning the river.
Set to take two to three years, the 500-meter structure will cost the city approximately PLN 180 million and will run from ul. Karowa on the left bank to ul. Okrzei on the right bank.
Inspired by the shape of a lightning bolt, the project was designed by Schuessler-Plan and was picked out in a competitive process that was first decided in 2017.
Having acquired all formal building permits, the concept will measure seven meters at its narrowest point, and 16-meters at its widest and will, reputedly, be the longest such crossing in the world.
Targeted at pedestrians and cyclists, the bridge will also feature benches, viewing points and assorted rest areas.