Wooden water pipes found by construction workers

Construction workers conducting reconstruction of the Eliasz Goldhammer street in Tarnów, South Poland, discovered wooden water pipes dating back to 19th century. The discovered waterworks once conveyed water to the well placed at the town square.

Close-up of the wooden pipe (by RDN Małopolska)
Close-up of the wooden pipe (by RDN Małopolska)

The wooden waterworks were buried less than one metre under the surface. It was immediately analysed by local archaeologists. The pipe that was excavated and brought to surface is 5.5 metres long. It is a younger part of an older, and also wooden water supply system. It’s surface is still covered with bark, while the older wooden pipes are debarked. Other parts of the waterworks were left underground. Within them metal couplings were discovered. The find will undergo conservation and the local Heritage Office will decide what to do with the excavated pipe.

The wooden pipe (by RDN Małopolska)
The wooden pipe (by RDN Małopolska)

(after RDN Małopolska)

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