13. Obukhovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
Obukhovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
The Obukhovsky or Obukhov Bridge (Обуховский мост) crosses the Fontanka River carrying Moskovsky Prospekt.
It was originally built in 1717 as a wooden bridge, and then rebuilt between 1785–86 as a stone bridge. It was named after it's builder. It was substantially modified in 1865 and again between 1938–1940.
The bridge is mentioned at the end of Nikolai Gogol's short story, "The Overcoat". The main character, Akaky Akakievich (or a certain clerk) is rumored to appear as a ghost near the Kalinkin Bridge, searching for his stolen overcoat, and after the story's denouement is seen walking towards the Obukhov Bridge and then vanishes into the darkness of the night.