26. New Nicholas Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
New Nicholas (Novo-Nikolsky) Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
One of the least interesting bridges crossing the Griboedov Canal, the New Nicholas (Novo-Nikolsky) Bridge (Ново-Никольский мост) is a simple single-span construction without ornament. The original cast-iron, single-span bridge, built here between 1835 and 1837, collapsed almost as soon as it was opened, and was replaced in 1841 with an extremely decorative humpbacked cast-iron bridge, designed with the assistance of famous architect Carlo Rossi. Sadly, this bridge only lasted for thirty years before it was replaced. The current reinforce-concrete bridge dates from 1934.