Interesting drawbridge mechanism

Interesting drawbridge mechanism

The collection of the Gdańsk Museum includes a very interesting photo of the Wisłoujście Fortress from 1877. It shows a very characteristic element that can be found in many old engravings: the drawbridge mechanism.

The performances also show the chains that were used to lift the bridge. An element of this mechanism was also a wooden structure in the middle with beams and counterweights.

For comparison with the photograph of 1877, an 18th-century drawing by Deisch showing the Gate of the Long Gardens.

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