151. Exchange Bridge across the Malaya Neva River 9.26.2014

Exchange (Birzhevoy) Bridge across the Malaya Neva River 9.26.2014

Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
The Exchange Bridge (Birzhevoy, Биржевой мост) crosses the Malaya Neva River and connects the Bourse on Vasilevsky Island with the Mytninskaya Embankment on the Petrograd Side.

The first bridge on this site was built between 1893-1894 by project engineer NM Mazurova. It was a dvadtsatipyatiprolёtny trapezoidal wooden-framed bridge with a length of 326 m with a 14-meter span on the swing. The bridge was expanded in 1930 and then again in 1937. Wooden spans were replaced with metal ones.

The modern bridge was built between 1957-1960 by engineers VV Demchenko and BB Levine, and architects LA Noskov and PAAresheva. It had been designed and approved in 1940, but its construction was prevented because of World War II. The new bridge was built 70 m downstream from the old. Along with the bridge construction the embankments on both sides of the river were redeveloped.

The bridge consists of five welded steel spans. The length of the spans are symmetrical and are 37 m + 43.5 m + 53 m + 43.5 m + 37 m. The central span is adjustable, with two wings. The total length of the bridge is 239 meters and the width between the handrails is 27 m. The width of the roadway is 21 m.

The reinforced concrete bridge piers are faced with granite. The bridge is decorated with cast-iron grates with a trident of Neptune. It was used in the movie "The Incredible Adventures of Italians in Russia". In 1996 the tram rails were dismantled.

automobile, pedestrian
Type of construction:
support, adjustable
Overall length:
239 m
59 ° 56'46 "with. sh. 30 ° 18'12 "to. d. (G) (O) (I)

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