Viaduct at Stańczyki
Stańczyki [staɲˈt͡ʂɨki] (German: Staatshausen) is a village in the administrative district of Gmina Dubeninki, within Gołdap County, Warmian-Masurian Voivodeship, in northern Poland, close to the border with the Kaliningrad Oblast of Russia. It lies approximately 7 kilometres (4 mi) east of Dubeninki, 23 km (14 mi) east of Gołdap, and 152 km (94 mi) east of the regional capital Olsztyn. The village has a population of 35.
It is notable for two large railway viaducts of the (now defunct) Gołdap-Żytkiejmy railway. Roughly 200 metres long and 36 metres high, both are among the largest such constructions in Poland. Built of reinforced concrete, each of the bridges has five arches of 15 metres of length each. The northern viaduct was constructed between 1912 and 1914, the southern one was added between 1923 and 1926.
Before 1945, the area was part of Germany (East Prussia).
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