The bridge is located in Podjuchy, in order to get there, it is best to choose bus no. 55, 64 or 66 and go to the "Metalowa" stop. Then we turn into Szklana Street one opposite the post office. We go straight on, about 300 meters further there is a bridge.
The construction of the drawbridge over the Regalica began in 1933, its opening took place in 1936. Interestingly, next to the bridge that exists today, there was another one, the same. Both were destroyed in 1945 during hostilities. In 1946, all the bridge elements were fished out from the bottom of the river and the reconstruction began. Unfortunately, only one of the salvaged parts was rebuilt.
Currently, the railway bridge in Szczecin is the only active drawbridge in Poland and one of two in Europe. It is worth emphasizing, however, that the Szczecin bridge is the only one with mechanical and manual control. It is also interesting that the train runs on the bridge without the use of electricity. There is traction over the bridge, but the trains pass by with momentum.
The railway bridge in Szczecin is also the protagonist of the 2003 Czech-American film. In 2004, the film was nominated for an Oscar in the Best Short Action Film category. Interestingly, the bridge has no official name, it is referred to by residents as the drawbridge over the Regalica, or sometimes it is called the Wrocław bridge - from the railway line on which it was built.
The raised bridge span, which is a movable element, was entered on the provincial list of monuments - the conservator took the object under protection in December 2009.