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Tczew is a town on the Vistula River in Eastern Pomerania. It is an important railway junction with a classification yard dating to the Prussian Eastern Railway. The city is known for its attractive old town and the Bridge of Tczew.

Bridges on the Vistula River – located by Jana z Kolna street and the Vistula boulevard are Tczew's main sights. The road bridge was the first one to be constructed, between 1851 and 1857. At the time, with its 837 metres’ length, it was one of the longest bridges in the world. Originally, the bridge had ten towers and two gateways – today only four towers remained. The other, railway bridge, was built between 1888 and 1890, when one bridge was no longer sufficient. On September 1, 1939 at 5:30AM, the bridges were destroyed by Polish sappers in order to prevent the German Army from accessing the city from the other side of the Vistula River. The bridges were rebuilt in 1940 and destroyed again in 1945 by Germans. The final reconstruction of the bridges took place between 1958 and 1959.

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