Unique WW2-era bunker unearthed during road construction

A unique bunker dating back to World War 2 has been unearthed by construction works of Szczecinek’s bypass, North-West Poland. The object’s purpose is believed to have been a water intake facility.

Part of the unearthed bunker (by Muzeum Wału Pomorskiego i Militarnej Historii Pomorza)

The newly discovered structure is believed to be the only one in Poland so far. The discovery was made near another known military bunker, called Panzerwerk 991. Usually large bunkers were equipped in water-intake infrastructure but the Panzerwerk 991 was not, and it is believed that the newly discovered bunker was build as a separate building just to provide water for the main structure. A power cable was lead in a pipe to the bunker from the Panzerwerk, which powered the water well, and water run through another pipe back to the structure.  Experts from the Muzeum Wału Pomorskiego i Militarnej Historii Pomorza have documented the structure and plan to preserve the unique structure, as it is located on the course of the planned bypass road, being part of the large Eurovia highway. The decision will be taken by the local heritage office.

The bunker unearthed during construction (by Muzeum Wału Pomorskiego i Militarnej Historii Pomorza)
A 3D reconstruction of the bunker (by Muzeum Wału Pomorskiego i Militarnej Historii Pomorza)

(after Gawex Media & Muzeum Wału Pomorskiego i Militarnej Historii Pomorza)

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