is the main crossing point between the cities of Jelgava in Latvia and
Joniškis in Lithuania. Meitene is the border town on Latvian side. Double
marker 0859 which stands on the eastern side of the road, photographed
from Lithuanian side. Meitene crossing point is a few hundred metres from
the borderline. All colour photos are from May 2008.
Position: 56°21'55"N 23°40'25"E (WGS84)
same marker watched from Latvian side. Behind the Lithuanian customs
station of Kalviai.
Lithuanian customs office about 1930. Source: ziemgala.lt
same building about 1935. Source: Zudusi
the western side of the road is border marker 0858. Behind national
and EU road sign with the name of the country; the third sign tells the
name of the county and municipality and the last yellow sign gives
information about road toll ("User Charge").
boundary from west to east. The boundary runs in the middle of a
boundary from east towards west. The marker stands about 90° on the road,
but not with the boundary.
few metres inside the Latvian side we found this pre-WW II border marker
no. 265 with old Latvian insignia.
new marker 0858 to left next to the old marker 265.
boundary with all three markers watched from Latvian side.
of the old Kalviai crossing point.