130. Friendly Bridge across the Okkervil River 9.25.2014
Friendly (Tovarisheski) Bridge across the Okkervil River 9.25.2014
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The name of Friendly Bridge (ТОВАРИЩЕСКИЙ мост) was acquired from the common use during the Soviet era of referring to one another as "comrade". Friendly bridge was built for automobile traffic and pedestrians across the Okkervil. It is a single-span reinforced concrete bridge. It was built in the early 1970s.
The Okkervil River flows to the east of St. Petersburg, and is a left tributary of the Okhta River flowing into it from 1.8 km above the mouth. The source of the river is located in the swamps south of Koltushskoe heights. The Okkervil River runs along the Vsevolozhsk district of Leningrad region and Krasnogvardeisky Nevsky district of St. Petersburg. It's approximate length is 18 km and the width varies from 1.5 to 25 m, with a depth of 0.25 - 0.8 m. There are now a total of sixteen bridges across the river, with only nine named: Dybenko (Дыбенко), Friendly (ТОВАРИЩЕСКИЙ), Podvoisky,(ПОДВОЙСКОГО) Kollontai (Коллонтай), Russian (Российский), Big Yablonovsky (Большой Яблоновский), Yablonovsky (Яблоновский), Zanevsky (Заневский), and Utkin (Уткин).
St. Petersburg, or as it is often called the "Venice of the North", is a city made up of islands. The central part of its interwoven network of canals and rivers are spanned by a variety of beautiful unique crossings. Petersburg is famous worldwide for its drawbridges. Fixed bridges also deserve attention, as well as the magnificent bridge-building skills of architects and engineers. Bridges and their names are historic. They are an integral part of the urban fabric.