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The Boulevard of General George Smith Patton

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The Boulevard of General George Smith Patton
The Boulevard of General George Smith Patton

Warsaw’s councillors decided that the section of the Bohdan Grzymała-Siedlecki Boulevard, located between the Świętokrzystki Bridge and the Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge, will be named after General George Smith Patton – an outstanding US commander during World War II.

The resolution will come into force 14 days after its announcement in the Official Journal of the Mazowieckie Voivodeship.
George Smith Patton (1885-1945) – American general and one of the most talented commanders of World War II, a brilliant strategist. The commander of one of the American armies during the invasion of Sicily (1943) and on the western front (1944-1945). Author of “War as I Knew It” (1947, published in Poland in 1964).

How’s the boulevard?
The second section of the first stage of left-bank boulevard from the Świętokrzyski Bridge to the Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge is nearly 1.2 km. Its first section – from the Świętokrzyski Bridge to Karowa Street – on Wednesday, 14 June, was opened for residents. The work on the section from Karowa Street to the Śląsko-Dąbrowski Bridge is slowly nearing its end. The contractor should finish its work there by 30 June. Warsaw residents and guests will soon be able to stroll along the whole length of the river boulevard.

This is not the end of the work on the left-bank Vistula, however. A competition is being held to select the designer of the Vistula boulevards along the section from the Świętokrzyski Bridge to the Czerniaków Peninsula.