65. Trade Bridge across the Kryukov Canal 9.21.2014

Trade (Torgovy) Bridge across the Kryukov Canal 9.21.2014

From Saint Petersburg encyclopedia:
Trade Bridge (Torgovy, Торговый мост) crosses the Kryukov Canal, joining Soyuza and Pechatnikov Streets in the Admiralteysky District in Saint Petersburg. It was built in 1797 and named Sredny or Middle Bridge, across from the former Torgovaya Street, hence the name) It was a typical three-span wooden bridge with granite-faced rubble piers. The side spans were beam structured and the central part was movable (the spans were replaced in 1805-10). In 1905, the wooden spans were replaced with metal beams, subsequently replaced in 1960-61 with the new ones. It is a continuous metal beam construction with a curved bottom chord and a reinforced concrete roadway slab built by engineer A.D. Gutzeit. The standard lamps with the lanterns have been restored by architect A.L. Rotach. The bridge is 26.7 meters long and 10.6 meters wide.

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