The aqueduct in Fojutowo (Hydrotechnical Monuments Route)

The structure was built between 1845 and 1849 and is the longest building structure of its type in Poland (75 m).

Crossing rivers is quite an unusual case, and it is in this small settlement that the Great Brda Canal flowing over the embankment passes over the Czerska Struga with the largest aqueduct in Poland.

Situated near the Borowiacy settlement of Fojutowo, it has become a unique hydrotechnical monument. It was built between 1845 and 1849 inspired by ancient Roman aqueducts, it forms a the crossing of two watercourses, the Czerska Struga below, and the Great Brda Channel above. The main function of the structure is to take water from the Brda to the so- called Czerskie Meadows, located near the town of Czersk. The main building material used was stone and yellow brick.

This aqueduct is 75 m long and is the longest aqueduct in the country.

Three aqueducts were built as part of the works, allowing the canal to run through deep ravines. The entire huge investment had a strategic goal, which was to supply hay to the army’s horses during military operations. Today the Great Brda Channel makes for a globally- unique and fascinating tourist route.

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