Gdansk – New Swing Bridge over River Motława

This new swing bridge for pedestrians was constructed as part of the development of Granary Island and it opened in 2020.

Here it is in action to let the pirate ship through.

I think it’s rather nicely designed, it’s quite graceful to watch it spinning around. It was constructed by Immobel (Belgium) and Multibud (Poland) and cost around £1.5 million. This view has certainly changed since I first came to Gdansk a few years ago, with Granary Island still showing the damage from the Second World War, but now it’s a modern leisure and residential complex.

I took this photo in 2016 and Granary Island is on the left and the swing bridge would be right at the foreground of this image.

And here it is at night. All rather lovely.