60. First Krushteyna Bridge across the Admiralty Canal 9.21.2014

First Krushteyna Bridge across the Admiralty Canal 9.21.2014

Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
Admiralty Canal (Адмиралтейский канал, 1710-1738 Named Spinning, 1922-1991 Named Krushteyna) flows between the islands of the 1st Admiralty and New Holland leading from the Kryukov Canal in in Saint-Petersburg.

The Admiralty ditch was dug in the 18th century as part of the fortifications of the Admiralty fortress. Admiralty Canal was built in 1717 and joined the Admiralty ditch with the water system of New Holland. It carried out the transport function to transport ship timber from warehouses of New Holland on Admiralty shipyard. In the 19th century it became a shallow channel. It has a warehouse along St. Isaac's Cathedral.

In 1844 Emperor Nicholas I decided to pipe the channel between the Admiralty and the current area of ​​Labor to create Konnogvardejskiy boulevard.

The canal is crossed by two bridges:
Upstream - 1st Bridge Krushteyna (1-й мост Круштейна).
Downstream - 2nd bridge Krushteyna (2-й мост Круштейна).
On the left bank of the canal is a complex of buildings of New Holland.
At the confluence of the canal and the River Embankment stands the former palace of Bobrinskys.

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