Between East and West: Poland's Pioneering Bridges

by Jeff Brown, Contributing Editor; Civil Engineering Magazine, ASCE World Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, VA,


Serial Information: Civil Engineering—ASCE, 2015, Vol. 85, Issue 10, Pg. 42-45


Document Type: Editorial

Abstract:

Poland's earliest notable river crossing was built in Warsaw in 1573, but the country's contributions to bridge engineering did not end there. In more recent times, Poland birthed the first iron bridge on the European mainland, the first welded roadway bridge in the world, and continental Europe's first long-span lattice truss bridge, parts of which miraculously survived World War II.



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