6. Panteleymonovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014

Panteleymonovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014

Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
Panteleymonovsky Bridge (Пантелеймо́новский мост) crosses the Fontanka River in the Tsentralny District of Saint Petersburg. The bridge was erected in 1823. From 1915 until 1923 it was known as "Gangutskiy Bridge". In 1923 it was renamed as "Pestel Bridge" after Decembrist Pavel Pestel. In 1991 the original name was reinstated.

The bridge is located at the confluence of the Moika River and the Fontanka. It is 43 meters long and 23.7 meters wide.

The first wooden bridge was built here in 1725. In 1748 a Baroque-style bridge was built in its place designed by Bartolomeo Rastrelli. This last structure was damaged in the flood of 1777 and was demolished. In 1823 a narrow suspension bridge was built by von Tretter and Khristianovich. In the beginning of the 20th century, it was widened and converted into an arch bridge by Ilyin and Pshenitskiy.

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