103. 4th Smolenka Bridge across the Smolenka River 9.24.2014

4th Smolenka Bridge across the northern Smolenka River sleeve at the Gulf of Finland 9.24.2014

Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
The Smolenka River flows through the territory of St. Petersburg, originating in the Malaya Neva and emptying into the Gulf of Finland . The river divides the Vasilevsky Island and the island of the Decembrists. The length is approximately 3700 meters.

In the 18th century it was called the Myakush River. In the first half of the 19th century it became known as the Black and Blind River. In 1864, because of the other Black river, it was renamed Smolensk, because of its location near the Smolensk cemetery.

Settlements such as the Chuhonskaya village, existed on the right bank of the river before the founding of St. Petersburg. At the end of the 18th century industrial production began here, and by the second half of the 19th century, most of the coast was occupied by private enterprises. By the beginning of the First World War, most were reorganized into large plants.

Between 1965 - 1975 the direction of the river was changed when a new channel was dug. After that, the river flowed into the Gulf of Finland. The previously mouth was Malaya Neva in the Freestyle Island.

There are five bridges across the Smolenka, and four more of the bridges across the artificial sleeves which form an artificial island at its mouth.

In order from the source to the branch near the mouth are:
Ural bridge
Smolensky Bridge
Novo Andrew Bridge (pedestrian)
Cash Bridge
Bridge Korablestroiteley

Through the sleeves Smolenka near the mouth are thrown:
1st Smolensky Bridge
2nd Smolensk Bridge
3rd Smolensk Bridge
4th Smolensk Bridge

These numbered Smolensk bridges were built in the alignments of isolated bands of the future Maritime promenade, which in draft version was to consist of exactly two isolated carriageways separated by a recreational area. The seafront promenade has not been built, including in the area of ​​the mouth Smolenka. The roadway dead-ends, and the second carriageway has not been built. In this regard, the Smolensk numbered bridges are abandoned, and are unfamiliar to ordinary citizens.

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