September 22, 2019 by ChrisJamesAuthor
For the first time since I began posting occasional updates about the new A2/S2 motorway extension two years ago (and click here to see how the bridge looked then), today Mrs James and I were challenged and warned off going too close to the construction site. This was a shock, to say the least. Yes, notices are posted along the border, but, hey, this is Poland. The last time we visited, six months ago, as usual no one was working on a Sunday and there were no security guards to warn us off. Indeed, last March I clambered up scaffolding to get an ace shot of the supports for the new bridge.
Today, however, not only was the place very well furnished with uniformed security guards, but patrol vehicles cruised the perimeter warning people to stay away. In addition and for the first time I’ve seen, construction workers were beavering away on a Sunday. Now, perhaps there have been some thefts recently. Another theory might be that as this bridge and accompanying stretch of motorway are scheduled to open in just 11 months’ time, next August, someone at the construction company might have read the penalty clause in the contract for failing to meet the completion deadline, muttered “Oh shit,” and reacted accordingly.
In any event, it made getting some decent shots today a little tricky, and these were the best I could do: