9. Lomonosov Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
Lomonosov Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
Lomonosov Bridge (Мост Ломоносова) crosses the Fontanka River in alignment with Lomonosova Street It is the best preserved example of movable tower bridges that was typical for Saint Petersburg in the 18th century.
The original Tchernyshov Bridge, measuring 63 metres long by 14,7 metres wide, was constructed between 1785 and 1787. During the mid-19th century industrialization other bridges had their towers removed to facilitate traffic, but Tchernyshov Bridge retained the original appearance, with four rusticated Doric pavilions with small domed caps. Its movable middle section of wood was replaced by a metal one in 1912. The bridge was renamed after Mikhail Lomonosov in 1948.