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Protection Embankment

  • Protection Embankment
  • Protection Embankment
  • Protection Embankment
Address
Along the Daugavas Street
Phone
+371 65422818
+371 26444810
Email
turisms@daugavpils.lv

A unique 6-km long engineering structure along the bank of the Daugava River, which not only protects the city against floods, but also serves as a road. The protection embankment was designed by Pavel Melnikov, a military engineer-captain, and constructed in 1830–1841. In some places the embankment is 9 meters higher than the water level in the river.