142. Ochtinská Dam across the Okhta River 9.25.2014

Ochtinská Dam across the Okhta River (under reconstruction) 9.25.2014

Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
Ochtinská Dam (dam of Okhta powder plant, dam Communards, Охтинская плотина) forms Mirror Okhta Reservoir on the Okhta River, 9 km from the mouth, in the alignment of Commune Street. It is the oldest hydraulic structure in St. Petersburg. It forms a gate and spillway from the Okhta reservoir. Since January 2005, it has been closed to vehicles due to an emergency condition.

In 1715 the first wooden dam appeared at the gunpowder factory. From 1824-1828 the dam was restructured under the leadership of Engineer PP Bezina. The dam was again reconstructed between 1864-1868 under the direction of K. F. Guzman. In 1965 the dam was strengthened and expanded. Commune Street was laid over the structure's three spans. The historic walking grilles and bridge railings were lost. Vehicular traffic was banned in 2005 because of its state of emergency. The dam is currently being repaired. The stone piers have been disassembled. The view of the dam and the reservoir is closed by a fence.

Automobile (suspended), pedestrian
Began Operation:
59 ° 58'12 "with. sh. 30 ° 28'48 "to. d. (G) (O) (I)

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