20. Kolomensky Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
Kolomensky Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal (background) 9.21.2014
Completed in 1969, The Kolomensky Bridge (Коломенский мост) crosses the Griboedov Canal in the sleepy Kolomna District, hence the name. A 37-meter pedestrian bridge, Kolomesnky Bridge is most remarkable for its engineering, which permits the weight of the span to be supported by aluminium tubes only 270mm in diameter. The bridge is a slender metal structure, and is plainly decorated, with bright green railings and granite-faced abutments and steps. The abutments support tall, thin metal lampposts topped with glass orbs.