58. Khrapovitsky Bridge across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
Khrapovitsky Bridge across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
Crossing the Moika River between Pisareva Ulitsa and the embankment of the Admiralty Canal, Khrapovitsky Bridge (Храповицкий мост) is named after Catherine the Great's personal secretary, Alexander Vasilievich Khrapovitsky, who is best-known to posterity for his popular memoirs of the empress. The current bridge was built between 1965-67 on the site of a wooden bascule bridge that had remained intact for nearly two centuries (1737-1935). A 43-meter, single-span bridge of pre-stressed concrete, the Khrapovitsky Bridge is typical of the 1960s, and unremarkable.