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Justification naming in 2014 , the year of the Bydgoszcz Canal

Bydgoszcz Canal is a unique monument of hydro not only on the Polish rock , but also in the world . Launched in 1774 the canal was a priority investment Prussian king Frederick II , from which the command was started in the spring of 1773 years of its construction . This decision entailed bringing to build about 8,000 settlers from the area of ​​present-day Germany . Bydgoszcz Canal finally completed in mid-September 1774, when the " fathers of the channel ", among which besides the King of Prussia should also be replaced Franz Balthasar von Schönberg Brenkenhoffa , celebrating success. At the end of the eighteenth century, the construction of masonry locks that today we can admire the Old Bydgoszcz Canal .
The importance of the Bydgoszcz Canal rose strongly after appearing on the first ships powered by steam in the second half of the nineteenth century. In the last years before World War I began the construction of branch canal, along the present street Bronikowskiego . New thread channel was launched in 1915 and merged with the Brda Bydgoszcz Canal through the airlock " Okole " and " Czyżkówko " . This investment , incorporating the latest hydraulic engineering solutions , through the construction of modern locks posed the possibility of swimming the channel was then the biggest shoulders . After World War II the importance of the Bydgoszcz Canal as water artery increased with time, however, the transport capacity decreased significantly Canal . Currently , due to its outdated equipment , Bydgoszcz Canal is a waterway classified as Class II , but still a priceless relic of the history of our city .
Bydgoszcz Canal is a unique monument of hydrological , who quite undeservedly commonplace after World War II in the minds of the residents of our city. Others may envy this wonderful reservoir of rare enclave of harmony and peace in the bombed city decibels . Where in fact find a similar climate , where to find as many species of trees that are monuments of nature , a unique water splash free pending his trend towards Brdo . In recent years, this green district , as in the past is slowly becoming a place for walks and rest of successive generations of Bydgoszcz . Increasingly, the channel is organizing another outdoor events , among which occupies a special place has been cultivated for several years family festival " locks ", which annually attracts thousands of inhabitants of Bydgoszcz .
Bydgoszcz Canal has played a huge role in the development of Bydgoszcz. The Prussians seeing tremendous opportunities the city invested in the construction of the connection between the Oder and Vistula , which resulted in a huge development Bydgoszcz, which the city inhabited by only 800 inhabitants at the end of the eighteenth century has evolved into a strong center of industry and trade , which a hundred years later was inhabited by tens of thousands of residents . Today Bydgoszcz Canal regains shine. In 2005, due to , among others, Foundation of the Bydgoszcz Canal was included in the list of monuments of the region, a year later founded the Bydgoszcz Canal Museum .
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