The bridges in Tczew are not only a 19th-century technological achievement but also structures of military significance, as clearly demonstrated in the early moments of World War II. On September 1st, 1939, they became silent witnesses to the beginning of the German aggression against Poland. Marvels of technology were transformed into a symbol of the heroic resistance of the Poles, attempting to stop the invasion of the enemy. On September 1st, 1939, alongside Westerplatte and Wieluń, Tczew witnessed one of the first military operations at the beginning of the Polish campaign in 1939.
On July 29th, 2022, by a decision of the Minister of Culture and National Heritage, a branch of the Museum of the Second World War – the Tczew Bridges Museum - was established. Currently, work is underway on the programmatic concept of the newly emerging museum, whose exhibition will focus on four pillars: HISTORY - TECHNOLOGY - PEOPLE - MEMORY.
An agreement has been signed with the Tczew Regional County Office outlining the development of the investment and defining the principles of cooperation for the planned section of the museum on the fragment of a bridge belonging to the Branch of the Museum of the Second World War in Gdańsk. More information:
Cooperation has also been established with the Research Institute of Roads and Bridges – the leading scientific research institution in the country - whose experts will support the activities of the Museum of the Second World War in organizing the Tczew Bridges Museum Branch. See more:
Dofinansowano ze środków Ministra Kultury i Dziedzictwa Narodowego. Dotacja celowa na rok 2023 pn. „Budowa Muzeum Mostów Tczewskich – Oddziału Muzeum II Wojny Światowej w Gdańsku. Etap 1. Opracowanie dokumentacji merytoryczno-koncepcyjnej oraz formalnoprawnej"