107. Ural Bridge across the Smolenka River 9.24.2014

Ural (Uralsky) Bridge across the Smolenka River 9.24.2014

Translated from Russian Wikepedia:
The Ural bridge (Уральский_мост) crosses the Smolenka River in St. Petersburg connecting the 8th and 9th line of Vasilievsky Island with Ural Street.

There has been a wooden bridge here since 1829, called "non-Wine", since it was near the wine town. There are two versions of the name; a small town surrounded by moats territory where the warehouses to store wine, delivered to St. Petersburg by water; Wine on the other hand could mean jail, where they were kept "on their wines" convicted. At the beginning of the 20th century the bridge was called Ural.

The modern bridge was built in 1974 by engineer VE Eduardova.

There are Obelisks, standing at the entrance to the bridge, decorated with gilt metal on top sailing ships.

The bridge is reinforced odnoprolёtny. It's length is 24.6 m, and it is 31 m wide.

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