There are 9 bridges in Warsaw, all of different shapes, sizes or age. During my night visits in Poland capitol I managed to visit some of the. Holy Cross bridge has to be the first one to mention here, my favourite one, with amazing views from the top...
Is one of the prettiest bridges in Warsaw.And first one I ever climbed! Before my trip to Warsaw I had it checked (sneaky photographs) by one of my friends - comic books writer. I took me some time to work out the way in, cause it wasn't straight forward.
I arrived in Warsaw late one night, and again planning to spend there just about 10 hours I had to give it a go. The night was foggy, streets were empty and quiet. Ah and police patrols everywhere, police in Poland seems to be or very bored or suspicious, that's what I noticed recently hahaha, they tend to slow down and drive next to you, when see somebody walking around in the middle of night carrying rucksack . It's a bit annoying I must say... It happened to me a few times that night...
I met up with Mr. Pink near the stadium and we had a go, and yeah made it!
It was a foggy night, so my photographs didn't turn up great.
But still views were pretty spectacular.
A few months later I climbed it again, this time with Mr White, during our visit in Warsaw. I was really hopping for the nice sunrise and I wasn't disappointed. It looked even better than night time...
The climb wasn't easy, but I enjoyed it a lot, the place and companion of course! I was really glad that Mr. White convinced me to climb it again :)Also we couldn't spend there long, we were fairly visible from the street level.
Some info: Holy Cross Bridge is a bridge over the Vistula river in Warsaw, Poland linking Powiśle neighbourhood with Praga Północ district. It is a cable-stayed bridge, 479 m long, with two lanes for vehicles, a pavement and a cycle path each way. The single tower, 90 m high, located on the right (eastern) river bank, has 48 cables attached supporting the deck. Near the left (western) bank the bridge is supported by two piers. The bridge was opened on 6 October 2000 after two years' construction. The bridge's name comes from Świętokrzyska Street, which forms part of the access route from the city centre.
The North Bridge also known as Marie Curie Bridge looks rather boring and dull from outside. Its fairly new, was opened no more than two years ago.
It was Mr. White who told me about this one. So one rather chilly night we went to check it out. I must say that I wasn't really expecting much from this place.
But I've never seen such a perfect symmetry in my life.
It looked astonishing, cold and fascinating at the same time. It felt like being in a spaceship - A Space Oddysey one, such a beautiful, aesthetic and ascetic structure with such a perfect and harmonic proportion...
We spent there ages admiring it.
Some info: The Maria Skłodowska-Curie Bridge (Polish: Most Marii Skłodowskiej-Curie) is a bridge over the Vistula River in Warsaw, Poland, linking the northern suburbs of Białołęka and Bielany. The structure actually consists of three parallel bridges, two for motor vehicles and one for light rail, bicycles and pedestrians. The first two parts were opened on March 24, 2012 making it the eighth road bridge in the capital of Poland, and it is now complete with the first tram line launched 21 January 2013.The construction, started with a sod turning ceremony on 3 June 2009. The work is carried out by Pol-Aqua in cooperation with Spanish group Sando and Kromiss-Bis During the design and construction works the bridge was tentatively named the North Bridge due to its most northerly location. The President of Warsaw, Hanna Gronkiewicz-Waltz, announced that she would petition the Warsaw City Council to name the bridge after Pope John Paul II. However, on 1 December 2011 the bridge name was officially changed to Maria Skłodowska-Curie Bridge to honor the Polish double Nobel Prize winner, against the opinions of citizens and District Councils of both Bielany and Białołęka districts.
On our way back we checked one of the nearby tram's tunnels.
It was another successful trip with Mr. White. Every time I go to Poland we meet up, and every time we do something new together. And I must say this bridge surprised me a lot, would never imagine that it looks so great inside, yet another hidden gem...
We spent whole night ( with Mr. White) cycling around Warsaw. On our way to one of the tunnels, we decided to stop for a short break by Gdanski Bridge. This, built in 1950's, bridge has a very interesting structure. We took some shots, chilled out and then carried on our adventurous night.
Unlucky for us, it was too late to take any shots of passing trams. Soon after we arrived there, the lights went off.
Some info: The Gdański Bridge (Polish: Most Gdański) is a six-span steel truss bridge 406.5 m long and 17 m wide, across the Vistula in Warsaw, Poland. It was opened on 31 July 1959, after three years' construction. It has two elevations. The upper part serves road transport with four road lanes and sidewalk. The lower part serves tramway transport with two tracks, and also features sidewalk and cycling lane. In 1997-1998 the bridge underwent the reconstruction. It was painted green, and the lower part had been supplied with colour bulbs for the night illumination.
I am looking forward to do more of Warsaw bridges in the future. I love all of them, they are so different... Thanks to Mr. Pink and Mr. White for their great companion..