Reszel – High Bridge

History

The bridge on the Sajna river in Reszel called High or Fisher was built in the second half of the 14th century. It once led to one of the city gates and also served as an aqueduct. Reszel was one of the first towns in Central and Eastern Europe, which had its own water and sewage system, built of wooden pipes, distributing water and draining water outside the city. This system worked until the end of the 19th century. Allegedly, in the semicircular arcades of the bridge were built prison cells or more likely housing for the poor. In the years 2000-01 the bridge underwent renovation, after which it was restored to its original appearance.

Architecture

Bridge is made of brick on a stone foundation, three-span. Its length is 34,9 meters and the height is 17 meters, while the width is 7.40 meters.

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Website encyklopedia.warmia.mazury.pl, Mosty gotyckie w Reszlu.