115. Big Petrovski Bridge over the Malaya Nevka River 9.24.2014

Big Petrovski Bridge over the Malaya Nevka River 9.24.2014

Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
The Bolshoi Petrovsky Bridge (Б ПЕТРОВСКИЙ мост) crosses the Malaya Nevku in St. Petersburg connecting Petrovsky Island (at Savina Street) and Krestovsky Island (at South Road).

The wooden Bolshoi Petrovsky Bridge existed here until 2010. The first crossing was built in 1838. It was a wooden mnogoprolёtny girder bridge, located near a military outpost. Nearby, on the banks of the Chukhonka river two wooden houses were built for guarding the soldiers. The bridge was a swing span, and from the moment of its existence had to be continually repaired. In 1947, the wooden bridge spans were replaced with metal beams.

The bridge was 18 m wide and had 26 spans in length from 5.5 to 13 m. The fifth span from the right bank was a drawbridge. The truss of the bridge and all the foundations were wood. In December 1993, ice destroyed part of the bridge structure. The bridge was subsequently closed to vehicular traffic. It was narrowed to 2.2 m and designated pedestrian only.

The full reconstruction of the Bolshoi Petrovsky Bridge for full pedestrian and vehicular traffic connected with the development of MaxMara areas on the island and plans for the construction of a bridge with Vasilevsky Island on Petrovsky Island (in the alignment of Sulfur Island). This project related to the construction of the new stadium on Krestovsky.

In 2010, the old wooden bridge was dismantled and construction started in its place for a new bridge. The new structure is nerazvodnym, metal, beam type, with four lanes for vehicular traffic, pedestrian paths and a bike path. The bridge consists of seven spans (starting from the left side): 36.5 + 48.5 + 48.5 + 39.5 + 39.5 + 48.5 + 27.5 m. Vertical clearance (for the passage of ships): Left Bank - 25 × 5,7 m, the right bank - 20 × 5,5 m.

Reconstruction work on the bridge began in late December 2009. On September 18, 2010, the new bridge was opened to traffic. The old wooden structure was completely dismantled. These elements were used as an understudy to connect the banks of the Neva River during the reconstruction of the Annunciation bridge.

In 1916, the corpse of Grigori Rasputin was thrown under the ice at the Bolshoi Petrovsky bridge. One of the final scenes of the film "Mr. designer" (1988), was filmed on the Big Petrovsky bridge. The hero in the scene, dies on the bridge roadway under the wheels of the car. When the film came out, the old bridge was still open to traffic. Upstream is the Lazarevsky Bridge, and downstream the Malaya Nevka flows into the Neva Bay.

automobile, bicycle, pedestrian
Overall length:
295 m
Width of the bridge:
21.5 m
Height of the arch above the water:
5.7 m
Began Operation:
59 ° 57'53 "with. sh. 30 ° 15'17 "to. d. (G) (O) (I)

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