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Bridges and footbridges in Gubin - Krośnieński Bridge

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Image: Krośnieński Bridge, Gubin


Krośnieński Bridge - a single-arch concrete and steel bridge with two pedestrian crossings separated by railings, connecting Kresowa Street and Roosevelt Street. Until most of the defensive walls were demolished, i.e. until the middle of the 19th century, the bridge was part of the former city fortifications.

Historical background

For centuries, in Guben, as in other European cities, the bridges were made primarily of wood. Wooden bridge structures were popular mainly due to their low construction cost, high availability of material, speed, and ease of construction as well as low weight. Unfortunately, they also had their disadvantages, which were particularly noticeable in the urbanized area - wooden bridges were very susceptible to the effects of weather conditions, they were significantly and often completely damaged during floods and fires, thus leading to high maintenance costs. In addition, due to the low strength of the material, and thus a small span and load-bearing capacity (several meters for beam structures, about 40 meters for lattice structures), along with the increasing traffic intensity, they could not gradually fulfill their communication function.
Along with the popularization of the construction of massive structures made of reinforced concrete, city authorities began to gradually rebuild bridge structures. In Guben, almost all bridges on the Nysa, Lubsza, Egelneiße and Schwarzes Fließ were built and modernized in this way. A significant part of the existing bridges was destroyed at the very end of World War II by the retreating German troops. Many were not rebuilt - this group includes the Northern Bridge from 1925, which is the largest structure of this type in pre-war Guben.


Krośnieński Bridge: ul. 3 Maja, 66-620 Gubin, Poland

Year of creation/if applies changes

Krośnieński Bridge: 16th century, destroyed in 1945, rebuilt in 1946, completely renovated in 2006

Investor/architect/creator etc.
Authorities of the City of Guben and later Gubin
Technical information

Approximate dimensions:
Krośnieński Bridge: 22 m long, 14,5 m wide


Practical Information

The bridges are available for use and can be visited 24 hours a day