96. Molvinski Bridge over the Tarakanovka River 9.22.2014

Molvinski Bridge over the Tarakanovka River 9.22.2014

Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
Molvinsky bridge (Молвинский мост) crosses the Tarakanovka river near its confluence with the Ekateringofka river.

The name of the bridge comes from the name of a merchant, the owner of vodka and sugar factories, in the early 19th century. There was a wooden girder bridge here towards the end of the 18th century. In 1828, the project engineers P. Bazin and BP E. Clapeyron replaced the bridge with a wooden arch trёhprolёtnym bridge on brick abutments and piers in the form of cast-iron columns. At the beginning of the 20th century the bridge was rebuilt in wood pyatiprolёtny at a length of 54 m. Between 1983-1984 project engineers LN Sobolev and SS Nadtochey built the existing bridge.

The odnoprolёtny design bridge is made from reinforced concrete with a beam-split system. The facade of the beam spans is covered with decorative arches, lined with granite. The bridge is supported on massive pillars of reinforced concrete on a pile foundation. The sidewalks are separated from roadway with a granite curb. The metal bridge railing is a simple design. The bridge length is 25 m, and the width is 27 m. The sidewalk and the roadway are asphalt. There is a reinforced concrete wall on the low pile foundation with a green slope on small areas of the river banks adjacent to the bridge, on both upstream and downstream sides.

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