131. Podvoyskogo Bridge across the Okkervil River 9.25.2014
Podvoyskogo Bridge across the Okkervil River (with Esenina Park in the background) 9.25.2014
Translated from 2rf.ru:
The Podvoyskogo Bridge (ПОДВОЙСКОГО мост) crosses the Okkervil River and is named in honor of revolutionary Nikolai Ilyich Podvois'kogo. It 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. It is located near Esenina Park, named in honor of the famous Russian poet Sergei Yesenin.
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).
Podvois'kogo Bridge in St. Petersburg, as well as any other crossings, clearly deserves attention. Walking across it, you will enjoy the beauty and grandeur of a city with a long history.