Bridge in Czerna

The bridge in Czerna is a former bridge (now ruins) in Czerna near Krakow, unique on a European scale. It was built in the years 1667-1695 on the Eliaszówka river. A stone bridge connected the two hills on which the Hermitaria of the Carmelite monastery were located.

The total length of the bridge was 120 m, width 9.5 m, the height of the arcades was 13 m, and the highest one was 18 m, and the pillars were 2 m thick. The characteristic features of the bridge were stone balustrades and figures of saints at the entrance and at the exit of the bridge.

There are several legends about devils, evil spirits and treasure associated with the bridge.

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