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Road builders in Poland move old Nazi bunker

Road builders in Poland move old Nazi bunker

Workers using two giant cranes have moved a Nazi-era German bunker weighing about 550 tons (nearly 500 metric tons) to make way for the construction of a highway in northern Poland.
Piotr Rybicki, a construction overseer, said on TVN24 Thursday that great precision was needed to place the bunker on its new spot 50 yards (meters) from a highway under construction linking Warsaw and Gdansk, on the Baltic coast.
The bunker is in the village of Witramowo.
The move, costing about 2 million zlotys ($700,000; (EURO)500,000), came after a local official in charge of preserving historic buildings refused permission for dismantling the concrete bunker, built by Nazi Germany just before World War II.
It was part of fortifications in what was then the German region of East Prussia.


Updated : 2020-12-05 03:13 GMT+08:00