The footbridge to Ołowianka is a viewpoint with exceptional exposure on the city and a place located in the area central for its development.
The design assumes building a construction featuring a movable passenger transport cabin linking the island with Długie Pobrzeże and Downtown.
The solution is described as a sliding bridge, a variation of a drawbridge. The distinctive arch, being the basic element, rises over the city panorama; not only does it not disturb the panorama, but also emphasizes it. Travelling, full of landscape experiences, in a sliding cabin to the other side of Motława will fill the gap in the tourist offer of Gdańsk – an easily accessible, modern viewpoint allowing complete perception of the city’s panorama and surroundings.
The location of the arch on the borderline between Old and New Town may be seen as a kind of contemporary gate to new city areas.
The bridge may become one of the “iconic” places in Central and Eastern Europe, referring architecturally and functionally to such places as “London Eye” by the Thames neighbouring with the historical Parliament, cable railway over the former EXPO district in Lisbon, or the intriguing swing bridge symbolising Newcastle reborn, constituting, especially for sailors, a symbolic emphasis of arrival in the old Motława port – the Pearl in the Polish Crown.