Panteleymonovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
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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.
Belinsky Bridge across the Fontanka River
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Belinsky bridge (Мост Белинского) crosses the Fontanka in the alignment of Belinsky street. Until 1923 it was called Simeon, named after a nearby Church of St. Simeon and Anna. This name came from the nearby barracks of the Semenov Regiment.
A wooden bridge was built here in 1733 on pile foundations. In 1785, it was rebuilt as the first characteristic tower type bridge by architect Pirone..
In 1859 the tower was demolished, and the wooden swing span was replaced with stone. Unlike the rest of the rebuilt bridge over the Fontanka (except old-Kalinkin and University Bridge) Bridge Belinsky retained characteristic outlines spans. In 1890, the sidewalk was brought to the side of the console. In 1988, it approved a project to restore the historic appearance of the bridge with the erection of the towers, but because of the onset of the economic difficulties has not been realized. In 1999 the bridge was repaired.
Anichkov Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
The Anichkov Bridge (Аничков мост, Anichkov Most) is the first and most famous bridge across the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The current bridge, built in 1841-42 and reconstructed in 1906-08, combines a simple form with some spectacular decorations. As well as its four famous horse sculptures (1849–50), the bridge has some of the most celebrated ornate iron railings in Saint Petersburg. The structure is mentioned in the works of Pushkin, Gogol, and Dostoevsky.
The first bridge was built in 1715-16 by order of Peter the Great, and named after its engineer, Mikhail Anichkov. The bridge was made of wood with several spans built on piles of supports lying just above the Fontanka River. It was designed by Domenico Trezzini. Nothing remains of this first bridge. As the city grew and river traffic increased, plans were unveiled in 1721 to create a new drawbridge. The Anichkov Bridge was one of seven three-span stone drawbridges with towers built across the Fontanka River in the late 18th century, of which the Lomonosov Bridge and the Stary Kalinkin Bridge are the two still extant. At that time, the Anichkov Bridge was an especially popular attraction on Nevsky Prospekt, as well as a popular subject for illustrations and paintings.
By the 1840s the 18th-century design, especially its large towers, was deemed unsuitable for the growing amount of traffic passing over the Anichkov Bridge along Nevsky Prospekt. In 1841-42 a grander structure, more appropriate to the width of Nevsky Prospekt, was built on the site under the supervision of Lt. General A. D. Gotman. The new bridge was made of stone, and had three spans closed off with gently sloping arches. This simple, concise form corresponded well with the massive cast-iron fencing bordering Anichkov Bridge and mermaid cast-iron railings, originally designed by Karl Friedrich Schinkel for the Palace Bridge in Berlin. However, the bridge's stone arches were a continual source of problems, and in 1906-08 the bridge had once again to be reconstructed and its arches reinforced.
The Horse Tamers were designed by the Russian sculptor, Baron Peter Klodt von Jurgensburg. They rank among the city's most recognizable landmarks. The theme derives from the colossal Roman marbles, often identified with the Dioscuri, prominently sited on the Quirinal Hill, Rome. Guillaume Coustou's baroque marble horse tamers for Marly-le-Roi, the Chevaux de Marly, were resited at the opening to the Champs-Elysées, Paris, at the Revolution.
The St Petersburg sculptures have an interesting history. Prior to 1851, when the definitive versions were installed in the bridge, Tsar Nicholas I had given two of them to Prussian King Frederick William IV in 1842, and the other two had been sent in 1846 to Naples as a sign of gratitude for the hospitality shown to the Tsar during his trip there (see here and here). "Petersburg lore tells of Peter Klodt's death immediately upon embarrassing discovery that tongues had been omitted on two of the four sculptural horses". Another urban legend has it that Klodt depicted his powerful enemy's face under the tail of one of the bronze stallions.
In 1941, during the Second World War, when the bridge came under heavy fire from German artillery, the sculptures were removed from their platforms and buried in the nearby Anichkov Palace garden. The bridge suffered serious damage during the war, but has been fully restored. As a memorial, the pedestal of one of the statues retains the effects of artillery fire, with a plaque explaining this to passersby. Prior to the tercentenary of Saint Petersburg, the statues were removed from the bridge again and underwent thorough restoration.
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.
Letushkov Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
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The Leshtukov bridge (Лештуков мост) crosses the Fontanka in the alignment of the Jambul lane. On the other side of the bridge is the Bolshoi Drama Theater Tovstonogov.
Jambul lane was previously was called Leshtukov lane (on behalf of the court physician Lestocq Elizabeth, who owned land along the Fontanka).
The bridge was built in 1907 specifically for visitors Suvorinsky Theater (now BDT) in the form of a wooden bridge pyatiprolёtnogo. In 1952, replaced by a metal. In 1998, the reconstruction project was originally conceived in 1988 Yeshe engineer SUE "Legiproinzhproekt" L. Soboleva, finally allowed to open the vehicle traffic on this busy section between the two banks of the Fontanka.
Modern reconstruction Leshtukova bridge widening of the carriageway was scheduled times, including in the 1980s and 1990s. However, only in the beginning of 1997 to the forms of its customer - SUE "Mostotrest" has definitely come. Was chosen design organization - SUE "Lengiproinzhproject" department of bridges and hydraulic structures, the profile for the design of reconstruction of historic St. Petersburg bridges and embankments. Also in this year, it was decided to abandon the granite steles-light floor lamps, replacing them with metal ldekorirovannye fixtures. The chief architect of the project of reconstruction of the bridge, lanterns and lattice motif upper belt which serves curtain Bolshoi Drama Theater - Alexei Sholokhov. Team Leader - Shindin Youri, Designer - Nina Lebedeva. Blacksmith - Vladimir Volkov. The bridge was officially opened after renovation and expansion of the roadway in 1998 Gubernatorm St. Petersburg. September 26, 2014 in, 80th birthday OV Basilashvili, on decorated newspaper Playbills Leshtukovom bridge in the presence of Prime Minister of Russia DA -Minister Medvedev hosted the opening ceremony radically renewed after three years of reconstruction of the Bolshoi Drama Theater Towstonogow.
Semenovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
Semyonovsky Bridge or Semenovsky Bridge (Семёновский Мост) is a bridge across the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It carries the Gorokhovaya Street. It was opened in 1733 as a wooden bridge, then rebuilt in stone in 1788, and subsequently modified in 1857 and 1949. The bridge took its name from the Semenovsky Imperial Guard regiment barracks located nearby.
The area is home to many sightseeing boats going to the Winter Palace, Peter and Paul Fortress, Summer Garden, and the Church of the Savior on Blood.
Gorstkin Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
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Gorstkin Bridge (Горсткин мост) is a pedestrian bridge across the Fontanka River in Saint Petersburg, in the continuation of the street Efimova.
Until 1952, the street was called Efimov Gorstkin street by the name of the homeowner, who in the 70-ies of the XIX century, built near the Haymarket Square a number of commercial premises.
A wooden bridge was erected here in 1910. In 1949 the design was replaced with metal, with wooden flooring. Heating pipes are hidden within the bridge.
Obukhovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
The Obukhovsky or Obukhov Bridge (Обуховский мост) crosses the Fontanka River carrying Moskovsky Prospekt.
It was originally built in 1717 as a wooden bridge, and then rebuilt between 1785–86 as a stone bridge. It was named after it's builder. It was substantially modified in 1865 and again between 1938–1940.
The bridge is mentioned at the end of Nikolai Gogol's short story, "The Overcoat". The main character, Akaky Akakievich (or a certain clerk) is rumored to appear as a ghost near the Kalinkin Bridge, searching for his stolen overcoat, and after the story's denouement is seen walking towards the Obukhov Bridge and then vanishes into the darkness of the night.
Izmailovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
The Izmailovsky Bridge (Измайловский мост) was one of seven chain suspension bridges built across the Fontanka River in the 1780s. It links Voznesensky Prospekt with Izmailovsky Prospekt. It is named after the Izmailovsky Regiment, which was once quartered nearby. Izmailovsky Bridge was reconstructed in 1861, when the central opening span and the bridge's original towers were removed and the decorative wrought iron railings were first installed. The bridge offers fine views onto the nearby Trinity Cathedral.
Red Army (Krasnoarmeysky) Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
Pedestrian Krasnoarmeiskiy Bridge
Krasnoarmeysky - "Red Army" - Bridge (Красноармейский мост) crosses the Fontanka River next to the mouth of the Kryukov Canal. The three-arch metal pedestrian bridge was completed in 1956, and was designed to carry heating pipes across the Fontanka. The bridge's abutments and piers are faced in granite, and the span of the bridge is sparsely decorated with simple cast-iron railings and slender cast-iron lampposts supporting pairs of glass orbs. The bridge's position affords fine views down the Kryukov Canal, and onto the domes of the Trinity Cathedral opposite.
Egyptian Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
The Egyptian Bridge (Египетский мост) carries Lermontov Avenue over the Fontanka River in St. Petersburg.
The one-span suspension bridge that it replaced was of historical interest as a monument to early 19th-century Egyptomania. It was constructed in 1825-1826 based on designs by two civil engineers, Von Traitteur and Christianowicz. Its granite abutments were topped with cast-iron sphinxes and hexagonal lanterns. An unusual feature was a pair of cast-iron gates featuring Egyptian-style columns, ornaments, and hieroglyphics, with many details of the ironwork elaborately gilded.
The original bridge, used by both pedestrians and horse-drawn transport, collapsed on January 20, 1905, when a cavalry squadron was marching across it. The present structure, incorporating sphinxes and several other details from the 19th-century bridge, was completed in 1955.
English Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
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The English Bridge (Английский мост) is a pedestrian bridge that connects Pokrovsky and Unnamed Island across the Fontanka River in the Admiralty district of St. Petersburg. The bridge is located opposite the English Avenue. The other side is the "Goznak" factory, situated beside the Fontanka River.
Since 1910, there was a pyatiprolёtny wooden bridge located here, which has moved the traffic load along with the Egyptian Bridge. It provided communication between the banks of the Fontanka River after the collapse of Egypt Bridge in 1905.
The modern bridge was built to transport a heating pipe system over the Fontanka River by project engineer AA Kerlikova and architects PAAresheva and VSVasilkovskogo. The construction was carried out in 1962-1963,. The crossing is a trёhprolёtny metal bridge with concrete piers faced with granite. The railing is made of metal, with a simple design, executed by artistic casting. Spherical lights made from frosted glass are mounted on vertical rods. At the ends of the bridge stair descents have been constructed.
The English Bridge is portrayed in the painting "Saint-Petersburg. Washing. English Bridge", 2006 by AA Eliseev, St. Petersburg, Library of Fine Arts.
Old-Kalinkin (Staro-Kalinkin) Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
The Staro-Kalinkin Bridge (Старо-Калинкин мост) is the last public bridge before the Fontanka River flows into the Gulf of Finland. It takes its name from the Finnish village - Kallina - which stood near here from the early 17th century. Completed in 1787 to a design almost identical to that of the Lomonosov Bridge, the Staro-Kalinkin Bridge no longer opens, but has otherwise retained its original appearance, including the four elegant granite towers at the corners of the central span. The bridge also offers excellent views of the historic surroundings, which can be seen in panorama
Little Kalinkin (Malo-Kalinkin) Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
The Malo-Kalinkin Bridge is a bridge in Saint-Petersburg, which connects Kolomna Island and Pokrovsky Island, spanning the Griboyedov Canal. It was built in 1783 by engineer I. Borisov, at the same time that the granite embankments of the canal were being constructed.
The name of the bridge is that of Kalinkina village, which was situated at the bridge's location in the 18th century.
The design of the bridge is similar to that of the Pikalov Bridge and other bridges downstream along the Griboyedov Canal; being a three-span wooden bridge with granite piers, with an adjustable middle span. In 1808, the bridge was rebuilt with the width of the deck being increased from 10 metres (33 ft) to 16.22 metres (53.2 ft). The stone pillars were repaired by the dismantling of masonry within two rows of the granite cladding, and the subsequent driving additional piles to better support the bridge.
In the second half of the 19th century the movable middle span of the bridge was replaced. In 1908, in connection with the laying rails for tram routes, the bridge was widened nad metal support beams were installed instead of the original wooden beams, but the historical appearance of the bridge was preserved. In 1952 and 1970, lanterns and granite obelisks were restored on the bridge piers as part of a project undertaken by architect A. L. Rotach.
In 2007 the results of a major overhaul of the bridge were presented by engineer Vyacheslav Shlyakhin:
Light fixtures with lamps and obelisks on the channel supports were restored as replicas of those from the bridge's 1808 appearance.
The foundation of the bridge was strengthened.
Part of the bridge's lattice, earlier destroyed as a result of a transport accident, was restored.
The base of the tram rails running across the bridge was replaced with a reinforced concrete slab, with accompanying restoration of the roadway.
The bridge is mentioned in Nikolai Gogol's short story, « The Overcoat. » The main character, Akaky Akakievich —or a certain clerk— is rumored to appear as a ghost near the bridge, searching for his stolen overcoat.
Kolomensky Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal (background) 9.21.2014
Completed in 1969, The Kolomensky Bridge (Коломенский мост) crosses the Griboedov Canal in the sleepy Kolomna District, hence the name. A 37-meter pedestrian bridge, Kolomesnky Bridge is most remarkable for its engineering, which permits the weight of the span to be supported by aluminium tubes only 270mm in diameter. The bridge is a slender metal structure, and is plainly decorated, with bright green railings and granite-faced abutments and steps. The abutments support tall, thin metal lampposts topped with glass orbs.
Alarchin Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
Alarchin Bridge (Аларчин мост) carries Anglisky Prospekt across the Griboedov Canal. The foundations of the current bridge were laid in 1783-85 during the construction of the canal's granite embankments, although a wooden bridge stood at the site for at least 30 years before that. The bridge has been reconstructed and restored several times since, and is noteworthy for its attractive granite lanterns. The name Alarchin appears to be a corruption of Aladchanin, the name of a renowned shipbuilder who lived nearby.
Mogilevsky Bridge Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal (with Church of St. Isidor in the background) 9.21.2014
Carrying Lermontovskiy Prospekt across the Griboedov Canal next to the charming Church of St. Isidor, the Mogilevsky Bridge (Могилёвский мост) is an elegant single-span construction that dates from only 1953, but was designed in the Russian Empire style to blend with its surroundings. The first wooden bridge was built here in 1911, and the current bridge is a reinforced concrete structure, with its abutments and arch faced in traditional pink granite. The bridge's cast-iron railings are copied from those on the Moika River embankments, and it also has elegant street lamps.
Pikalov Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal (with the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral in the background) 9.21.2014
Crossing the Griboedov Canal at its confluence with the Kryukov Canal, the Pikalov Bridge (Пикалов мост) forms an ensemble with the Staro-Nikolsky and Krasnogvardeysky Bridges, and provides beautiful views onto the Cathedral of St. Nicholas, and onto seven other bridges. The three-span bridge dates back to 1785, when the granite-faced abutments supported wooden spans. The wooden spans were replaced with metal in 1906 and four granite obelisks topped with gold spheres. Later, oval lamps were added to the obelisks. The bridge was restored in 1993.
Staro-Nikolsky Bridge across the Kryukov Canal (with the St. Nicholas Naval Cathedral in the background) 9.21.2014
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Old Nicholas Bridge (Staro-Nikolsky, Pereshivkin, Старо-Никольский мост) crosses the Kryukov Canal to connect Savior and St. Basil's Islands in the Admiralty district of St. Petersburg.
Located at the intersection with the Kryukov Canal and Griboyedov Canal, it forms an ensemble with adjacent Pikalov and Krasnogvardeysky bridges over the Griboyedov Canal on Sadovaya Street.
The bridge was originally constructed in 1793 as the Nikolsky Bridge. It was rebuilt in 1868 as the Staro-Nikolsky Bridge. The bridge is named after nearby St. Nicholas Cathedral.
The Staro-Nikolsky Bridge existed since the digging of the Kryukov Canal in 1717, and is a normal crossing wooden mullion-strut system. The new bridge was built in 1784-1786 years on a standard for this part of the city of bridges project: trёhprolёtny wooden girder bridge on pillars faced with granite rubble, with an adjustable central span. Construction of the bridge was carried out within the framework of reconstruction of the channel. The adjacent embankments were faced with granite in 1806.
During the nineteenth century the bridge was restored. In 1842 the original railing was replaced with forged grill, which has been preserved to the present day.
Between 1906-1908 restructuring of the bridge was carried out for tramway installation by AP engineers Pshenitsky, K. Efimov, and VA Bers. The span's wooden beams were replaced with metal. Waterproofing and paving was replaced with asphalt and concrete in 1988. Between 1994-1995 the moldings were raised and the console was repaved. In 2003, the Committee on the Improvement and Roads Administration of St. Petersburg initiated a major overhaul of the bridge, allocating a budget of 45 million rubles. The repair was completed in 2004 by general contractor Rizalit.
Krasnogvardeysky Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
One of St. Petersburg's finest 20th century bridges, Krasnogvardeysky Bridge (Красногвардейский мост) is spuriously named in honour of Petrograd's Red Guard revolutionary militias. Built in 1957, it is a single-span, pedestrian beam bridge with a simple iron span augmented by impressive granite-faced abutments in high neoclassical style that extend over 3 meters into the water. The abutments support broad, curved steps flanked by petal-shaped walls, and squat obelisks with projecting cast-iron lanterns. The bridge crosses the Griboedov Canal parallel to the Kryukov Canal.
New Nicholas (Novo-Nikolsky) Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
One of the least interesting bridges crossing the Griboedov Canal, the New Nicholas (Novo-Nikolsky) Bridge (Ново-Никольский мост) is a simple single-span construction without ornament. The original cast-iron, single-span bridge, built here between 1835 and 1837, collapsed almost as soon as it was opened, and was replaced in 1841 with an extremely decorative humpbacked cast-iron bridge, designed with the assistance of famous architect Carlo Rossi. Sadly, this bridge only lasted for thirty years before it was replaced. The current reinforce-concrete bridge dates from 1934.
Kharlamov Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
One of the Griboedov Canal's newest bridges, Kharlamov Bridge (Харламов мост), carries Romskogo-Korsakogo Ulitsa across the canal. It is a single-span reinforced concrete bridge with granite facing. It was built to replace a wooden bridge, which had stood on the site since 1753. The bridge's name honors a State Councilor who lived nearby in the 18th century. In comparison to the Griboedov Canal's other bridges, Kharlamov Bridge is woefully lacking in ornament, and even its railings are strictly functional.
Bridge of Four Lions across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
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Four Lions Bridge (Львиный_мост) is a pedestrian bridge over the Griboyedov Canal in the Admiralty district of Saint Petersburg, connecting Kazan and Spassky Islands. It was built between 1825-1826 under the project of W. von Tretter and VA Christianovich.
Upstream from the Four Lions Bridge is the Kokushkin bridge. Below stream is the Kharlamov bridge. Four Lions Bridge connects Lion Lane and Little Podyacheskuyu street. The name Lions Bridge comes from the four cast-iron sculptures of lions by sculptor P. Sokolov, located at the corners of the bridge.
Podyachensky Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
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Podyacheskie Bridge (Подьяческий мост) crosses the Griboyedov Canal to connect Kazansky and Spassky islands in the Admiralty district of St. Petersburg. The bridge connects Podyacheskie Street with Lantern Alley.
The name comes from the Big Podyacheskaya Street, was named by clerks in the 18th century.
A wooden footbridge was built here in 1906. In 1971-1972, a odnoprolёtny concrete bridge was built by project engineer LN Sobolev and architect LA Noskov. The supporting frames are in the form of consoles involving an imperfect hinge; the invert supports the form. This technique was applied for the first time in 1967 during the construction of the New Stables bridge over the Griboyedov Canal.
The facades are decorated with metal sheets without ornaments. There is a simple grill metal railing. On the four corners of the bridge there are granite obelisks with lanterns, which originally decorated the first cast-iron Alexander bridge over the canal near Vvedenskii at its confluence with the Fontanka. When the channel was filled between 1965-1970, Alexander's Bridge (built in 1808-1814 under the project of architect and engineer VI Geste) was dismantled, and the obelisks were moved to Podyacheskie bridge.
Single-span concrete bridge
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Voznesensky Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
Crossing the Griboedov Canal along the route of Voznesensky Avenue, the Voznesensky Bridge (ознесенский мост) is a simple, single-span steel structure resting on granite-clad packed-rubble abutments. The bridge dates from 1958, replacing a wooden bridge dating back to the 1780s. It was designed to blend with the historic surroundings, using details from older bridges. The railings are copied from those on Italiansky Bridge, and the ornate street lamps are copied from old photographs of the original Sadovy Bridge.
Kokushkin Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
Linking Kokushkin Pereulok with Stoliarny Pereulok on one of the quietest and most picturesque stretches of the Griboedov Canal, Kokushkin Bridge (Кокушкин мост) is a simple, metal, single-span bridge that dates from 1948. The present bridge replaced a wooden bridge that had stood almost unchanged from 1790. Kokushkin Bridge, while far from being the most impressive on the Griboedov Canal, is notable for its fine cast iron decorations, both on the railings and on the body of the bridge.
Hay (Sennoy) Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
The Hay Bridge (Сенной мост) is a bridge across the Griboedov Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
The bridge gets its name from the nearby Sennaya Square.
It was first built in 1931 as a single-span pedestrian bridge carrying heating pipes. In 1952, the main span was in need of emergency repair, and the bridge was fully rebuilt by the project of engineer P.B. Bazhenov as an elegant steel structure with cast iron railings.
Design: Arch Bridge
Total length: 23 m
Width: 2.3 m
Demidov Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
The Demidov Bridge (Демидов мост) crosses the Griboyedov Canal connecting Kazansky and Spassky islands in the Admiralteysky District of Saint Petersburg.
The bridge got its name from powerful Demidovs family, who owned a large section of land nearby. It connects two parts of the former Demidov street, which is known today as Grivtzov street. It was initially planned to name the span Bank Bridge, but this name had already take.
In the beginning of the 18th century, at the location of the modern Demidov Bridge, there was a wooden bridge, named Saarsky bridge, becuase it was on the road to Tsarskoe Selo. Betwenn 1834-1835 a single-span arched cast iron bridge was constructed by engineers E.A. Adam and Pierre-Dominique Bazaine. The arched span consisted of 91 cast iron boxes, which were fastened by bolts. The bridge supports were made from stone and faced with granite.
The casting of the bridge railings has a high artistic value. Their ornament has a form of palmettes (an artistic motif based on the fan-shaped leaves of a palm tree). The bridge entrance features floor lamps. Between 1954-1955 a restoration project took place under supervision of architect A.L. Rotach. Lost lamps, poles, and railing fragments were replaced.
Several houses near the bridge have special memorial plaques on their facades, noting the level of the water during the catastrophic flooding on November 7, 1824, described by Pushkin in the Bronze Horseman poem.
Stone Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
The Stone Bridge (Каменный мост) crosses the Griboyedov Canal on the axis of Gorokhovaya Street connecting Kazansky and Spassky islands in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It was built between 1774–78, and at the time it was one of the first bridges in Saint Petersburg made of stone, hence the name. Unlike many other bridges, this one did not undergo major reconstruction, and therefore preserves most of its original form from the 18th century.
The modern Stone Bridge was constructed in the period of 1774–78. Engineer V.I.Nazimov designed the project and engineer I.N.Borisov supervised the construction. The bridge replaced an older wooden Middle bridge which had existed at the same location since 1752. Prior to that time the bridges were wooden, and this was one of the first bridges built out of stone in St. Petersburg. The arch of the bridge is composed from granite. The facade features flat granite blocks which alternate with four face pyramid shaped blocks (see picture on the left). Initially, the bridge featured four curved stairs descending to the water, but they were removed at the end of 19th century. Except for that detail, the bridge remained unchanged through the centuries. The pattern of railing repeats the one of the embankment.
The arch of the bridge is moderately steep. The first buses that appeared in Saint Petersburg had problems entering the bridge. When a bus was full, the driver would ask passengers to exit the bus at the bridge entrance, and cross the bridge on foot, while the bus would go over it empty.
In the summer of 1880, the members of the Narodnaya Volya organization planted dynamite under the bridge with the intent to detonate it when the carriage carrying emperor Alexander II would be crossing the bridge. However, this operation was never realized, since the conspirators were not sure that seven poods (approximately 115 kilograms) of dynamite would be enough to bring down the bridge. The hidden dynamite was extracted from the bottom of the canal in spring of 1881, after Alexander's assassination, during the Trial of the Fourteen.
Design: Arch Bridge
Total length: 19.7 m
Flour Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
The Flour Bridge (Мучной мост) is a pedestrian bridge that crosses the Griboyedov Canal near Flour Alley in the Tsentralny District of Saint Petersburg.
The bridge got its name from the flour warehouses located nearby, which were built in the 18th century.
The first bridge at this place was built in 1931. It had three spans and carried heating pipes. In 1951 the bridge was rebuilt according to P. V. Bazhenov's design which converted it into a single span pedestrian bridge.
The arch of the bridge is created by a curvilinear steel beam which is supported by the quay walls. Gently sloping stairways descend at the ends of the bridge.
Design: Arch Bridge
Total length: 22.5 m
Width: 2.3 м
Bank Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
Bank Bridge (Bankovsky most, Банковский мост) is a 25-m-long pedestrian bridge crossing the Griboedov Canal near the former Assignation Bank in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Like other bridges across the canal, the existing structure dates from 1826. The bridge engineer was Wilhelm von Traitteur, who conceived of a pedestrian separation structure suspended by cables. He was an engineer who also built other bridges over the Griboyedov Canal, Fontanka and Moika. The general management of the bridge construction was carried out by colonel E. A. Adam.
The special popularity of the bridge was gained through angular sculptures of four winged lions crowning the abutments. They were designed by sculptor Pavel Sokolov (1764-1835), who also contributed lions for Bridge of Lions and sphinxes for Egyptian Bridge. The bridge is in front of the former Assignation Bank building (now housing the Saint Petersburg State University of Economics and Finance).
The bridge underwent numerous repairs and restorations, as well as structural modifications. In 1949 the wooden cover of the bridge was repaired, and later in 1951—1952 the wooden bearing structure of the bridge was replaced by a metal one. In 1967 and 1988 the gilding of the lions’ wings was renovated. In 1997 the sculptures and handrail lattice were restored. In 2007-2008 Griboyedov Canal Embankment from Kazan Cathedral to the Bank Bridge was renovated. Nowadays the winged lions are the symbol of St. Petersburg University of Economics and Finance.
There is a legend still propagated among the citizens that if you rub a lion’s paw, you will inevitably make a fortune.
Type of construction: Chain Bridge
Overall length: 25.2 m
width of the bridge: 1.9 m
Kazansky Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
Kazansky Bridge (Каза́нский мост) crosses the Griboyedov Canal in the Tsentralny District of Saint Petersburg. From 1766 to 1830 it was called Rozhdestvensky Bridge (Рождественский мост) and from 1923 to 1944 it was Plekhanov Bridge (мост Плеханова). It is located near the Kazan Cathedral, hence the name. The bridge's length is 18.8 meters, and the width is 95.5 meters. It is second widest bridge in St. Petersburg after the Blue Bridge. The Kazansky Bridge is the lowest span in the city and therefore also the only bridge where sailing underneath it is prohibited.
The first existing crossing here was the wooden Rozhdenstvensky Bridge, built in 1716. The current bridge was built between 1765–1766 when the granite embankment of the Griboyedov Canal was created.
Italian Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal (with Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in the background) 9.21.2014
The Italian Bridge (Италья́нский мост) crosses the Griboedov Canal in the Tsentralny District of Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is a single span, steel, pedestrian bridge next to Italian street, hence the name). The bridge's length is 19.66 meters long, and the width is 3 meters.
The bridge was built in 1896 in the place of a boat ferry as a single span wooden bridge which connected Big and Little Italian streets. The engineer was L.N. Kolpitsin. The novelty at the time was use of xilolit plates as a paving material. In 1902 the bridge was rebuilt for the first time, and between 1911-1912 it was rebuilt again.
In 1937 the bridge went through capital reconstruction, in order to fit two thermal pipes into it. In 1955 during the renovation of the Griboedov Canal embankments, the bridge was completely rebuilt again. Since then it has had its modern look.
Design Arch Bridge
Total length: 19.66 m
Width: 3 m
Little Stables (New Stables, Novo-Konyushenny) Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal (Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood in the background) 9.21.2014
The Little Stables Bridge (New Stables Bridge, Novo-Konyushenny, Мало Конюшенный мост, Ново-Конюшенный мост) crosses the Griboedov Canal in Saint Petersburg at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. It acts as an extension of the Stable Square.
The first wooden bridge was built here in the 1880s to assist the construction of the Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. During construction, the width of the bridge reached 115 meters (for comparison, the widest bridge in Saint Petersburg today, the Blue Bridge is 97.5 meters wide). When the cathedral was completed in 1907, the bridge remained in place and was named Church of the Resurrection of Christ Bridge. After October Revolution in 1917, it was renamed the bridge-overlap. In 1975, the new ferroconcrete bridge was built, and it was named the Grinevsky Bridge, after Ignacy Hryniewiecki, the assassin of Tsar Alexander II of Russia (who threw the bomb into the tzar's cart near the location of the modern bridge). In 1998 the bridge was given its current name, after the nearby Stable Square (Konyushennaya Square).
Theater Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal 9.21.2014
Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
The Theatre Bridge (Тройной_мост, formerly Red Bridge) was one of the first bridges across the Griboyedov Canal, dug in 1711 (formerly named the Catherine canal and then the Red canal).
The name Theatre was in honor of a wooden theater, on the Big Meadow (now the Field of Mars). The theater itself was built in 1770 and became famous under the name of the Empress Theater Meadow (on the stage of the theater, the premiere comedy DI Fonvizina "Oaf"). The theater lasted until 1797, when it was demolished because it hampered the parades on the Meadow.
Type of construction: Odnoprolёtny
The main span: A set of cast-iron tubing
Overall length: 18 m
width of the bridge: 15.6 m
Operation: Opening 1730 (wood), Reconstructed 1830
Tripartite (Small Konyushenny, Malo-Konyushenny) Bridge across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
Tripartite Bridge or Three-Arched Bridge (Трехколенный мост, Трехарочный мост, Тройной мост) is the name commonly applied to a pair of diminutive bridges, similar in design and decoration and situated perpendicularly to each other in front of the Church of the Savior on Blood.
The ensemble consists of 15-meter-long Theatre Bridge across the Griboyedov Canal and 18-metre-long Malo-Konyushennyi Bridge across the Moika River - both resting on a single Moika pier. Lipkin Bridge is also sometimes included in this group.
The bridges were first constructed in wood during the reign of Empress Anne. A century later, architect Carlo Rossi conceived to unify the structures facing the Michael Palace into a uniform Neoclassical ensemble. His plans were realized between 1829 and 1831 when the bridges were rebuilt and decorated with identical lamp posts and ironwork fences featuring palmettes, spears, and gorgons.
Thanks to repairs undertaken in 1936, 1953 and 1999, the bridge remains in good condition, and is still open to road and foot traffic.
Second Garden (Second Sadovy) Bridge the Moyka River 9.21.2014
From Saint Petersburg encyclopedia:
The Second Garden Bridge (2nd Sadovy, 2-й Садовый мост) crosses the the Moyka River at the Field of Mars. In 1876, a single span iron joist bridge with trusses on cast-iron piles for a horse tramway was constructed; in 1935, it was replaced by a three span joist wooden bridge. The modern bridge was constructed in 1966-67 (engineer E.A. Boltunova, architect L.A. Noskov), with a single span triple-jointed reinforced concrete frame; the supports were faced with granite. The cast-iron railing was executed to the same pattern for the railing of the stone bridge across the Tarakanovka River by Narvsky Gate (1830s, today filled in). In 1998, it was totally renewed, the standard lamps and enclosing rails were restored. The length is 42.8 metres, the width is 20 metres.
First Sadovy Bridge across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
From Saint Petersburg encyclopedia:
The First Garden Bridge (First Sadovy, 1-й Садовый мост) crosses the Moyka River at the Summer Garden on Sadovaya Street. In the early 19th century it was called the Second Tsaritsynsky Bridge, after the Tsaritsyn Medow. It was alson called Mikhailovsky bridge, after Mikhailovsky Castle. A wooden bridge on this site was shown on the map of 1716. In the early 19th century a new nogging bridge on stone foundations was constructed. In 1835-36, a stone bridge was built, which featured a bow-shaped flat brick arch with spacing rows of limestone plates and granite arches for the facades (by engineer P.P. Bazen, A.D. Gotman, and I.F. Buttatz). In 1906-07, the vault was replaced with iron double-hinged arches with a through spandrel (engineer thought to be A.P. Pshenitsky, architect L.A. Ilyin). In 1910 and 1913, cast-iron railings and standard lamps, with pike designs (following the type of the standard lamps of the Suvorovsky Pontoon Bridge) were installed. In 1951 and 1969, the architectural decor was restored with minor alterations. In 2002, the bridge was overhauled (engineers T.Y. Kuznetsova, Y.B. Devichinsky), and its decor was restored. It is 33.8 metres long and 20.4 metres wide.
Lower Swan Bridge (Nizhniy Lebyazhy) over the Swan Canal 9.21.2014
The Swan Canal separates two of St. Petersburg's most famous green spaces – the Field of Mars and the Summer Garden. It is one of the oldest canals in Russia, dug in the years 1711-1719. It also boasts one of the oldest stone bridges in the city, which was created by the famous architect Yury Felten.
At the beginning of the 18th century, the vast territory where the Field of Mars and the Summer Garden are located now was a marshland covered with impenetrable bush. To drain it, it was necessary to create a system of canals. One of these eventually became the Swan Canal. It was named only later, when swans began to settle there. This canal connected the Moyka River with the Neva and thus created the island which is occupied by the Summer Garden. Throughout the 18th century, the Swan Canal was continuously deepened and strengthened, but granite supports fixing the banks of the canal were only attached in the middle of the 20th century.
A pier on the canal was built in 1799. Decorating the pier were iron vases created by the prominent St. Petersburg architect Carlo Rossi. Two single-span bridges cross the Swan Canal: the Verkhniy Lebyazhy (Upper Swan) Bridge (Верхний Лебяжий мост — по Дворцовой набережной) on the Palace Embankment and the Nizhniy Lebyazhy (Lower Swan) Bridge (Нижний Лебяжий мост — по набережной Мойки) at the confluence with the Moyka River. The first was built in stone in 1768 and was replaced in 1927 with reinforced concrete, preserving the original form and granite cladding. The second bridge was built in 1837 and rebuilt in 1925. Today you can admire this bridge's beautiful latticework, also designed by Rossi.
On the right bank of Swan Canal near Palace Embankment stands the former palace of the Prince of Oldenburg. The palace currently houses the St. Petersburg State University of Culture and Arts. It was built in 1784-1787 by the French neoclassical architect Jean-Baptiste Vallin de la Mothe. Today small pleasure boats cruise along the beautiful Swan Canal.
First Engineer Bridge across the Moyka River (Panteleymonovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River in the Background) 9.21.2014
The First Engineer Bridge (1-й Инженерный мост) crosses the Moika River at the point where it joins the Fontanka River, between the Mikhailovsky Castle (formerly the Institute of Engineering, hence the bridge's name) and the Summer Garden. Designed by P. Bazen, the engineer responsible for many of St. Petersburg's most famous wrought iron bridges, the First Engineer Bridge was opened in 1826. Fully restored in 1999, the bridge is famous for its intricate railings featuring a repeated head of Medusa, the design of which was copied for the railings of the Summer Garden.
Large Stable (Bolshoy Konyushenny) Bridge across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
An attractive humpbacked bridge across the Moika River next to the old Imperial Stables, the Bolshoy Konyushenny Bridge (Большой Конюшенный мост) was built in 1828 on the site of a wooden drawbridge from 1753. The bridge is constructed from granite-faced abutments supporting a cast iron tubing vault. The cast iron railings are decorated with interlocking wreaths edged in gilt. The vault of the bridge is decorated with images of flora and fauna. The bridge's abutments also feature beautiful cast iron lanterns with a unique tripod design. The bridge's decorations were restored in 1999.
Second Winter Bridge across the Winter Canal 9.21.2014
Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
2nd Winter Bridge - connects the 1st and 2nd Admiralty Island over the Winter Canal in the Central District of St. Petersburg.
Located on the right (odd) Moika Embankment between houses number 31 and 35.
Since 1933, this crossing was a floating bridge, arranged for the passage of the demonstrators from Palace Square. About 1940, it was replaced by a permanent wooden bridge.
The modern bridge was built in the years 1962-1964 as an engineer VS Ksenofontov and architect LA Noskov. Externally, the bridge copies the look of the neighboring 1st Winter bridge, completing the ensemble of the Winter Canal.
The span is in the form of a skew in the plan (Winter Canal empties into the sink at an angle) of solid concrete double-hinged arch, faced with pink granite.
Across the bridge, on the other side Sinks located Apartment Museum Pushkin Embankment. Moika 12 and Capella. Not far from the bridge is the New Hermitage.
This tiny canal connecting the Neva River and the Moyka in the area of the Winter Palace has a well-deserved reputation as one of the most romantic and picturesque spots of the city. This atmosphere is created largely by the two symmetrical stone semicircles of the Hermitage gallery and the Hermitage Bridge. Sandwiched on both sides by the Hermitage buildings, the Winter Canal tunnel leads out to the expanses of the Bolshaya Neva.
This canal was dug in 1719. From 1783-1787 the three-story building of the Hermitage Theater was built on its right bank. The work was undertaken by the eminent architect Giacomo Quarenghi. A high arch bridge was built over the Winter Canal to connect the new building with the Old Hermitage. An urban legend says that many doubted the strength of the bridge, so Catherine the Great arranged a grand feast with a plethora of guests atop the arch to dispel speculation. The Arch Bridge, which had been carefully thought out and designed, withstood the festival and silenced the questions about its fragility.
In 1782-1784, the embankments of the canal were encased in granite and decorated with railings designed by sculptor Josef Franz Dunker. Originally the Winter Canal was called the Postal Embankment since St. Petersburg's main postal department was nearby on Millionaya Ulitsa. At the beginning of the 19th century, the postal yard moved to what is today Pochtamtskaya Ulitsa, and the channel was renamed the Winter Canal.
First Winter Bridge across the Winter Canal (with the Hermitage Bridge in the background) 9.21.2014
Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
1st Winter Bridge (1-й Зимний мост, formerly German, Million) - connects the 1st and 2nd Admiralty Islands over the Winter Canal in the Central District of St. Petersburg. Is in alignment with Million street.
From the middle of the 18th century the wooden girder bridge was named for the German settlement in the area. When the stone bridge was assembled it was called the million.
The first wooden drawbridge at this place had was in the years 1718-1720, immediately after digging Zimnedvortsovogo channel at the Winter Palace of Peter I. In the middle of the 18th century it was replaced by a wood-beamed three span bridge.
The modern bridge was originally built over the the Red channel in 1768 by TI Nassonov, and architects J. L. Rossi and YM Felten. The bridge has solid granite parapets instead of grates. After the Red channel was filled in between 1783-1785, the bridge was dismantled and moved here to the Winter Canal.
Features of the bridge:
•The bridge has been preserved from the XVIII century, without any alterations.
•The abutments of the bridge rubble are faced with granite.
•The guardrails of the bridge are solid granite parapets.
•Near the bridge there is a descent to the Winter Canal.
•The New Hermitage stands near the bridge.
•The bridge is part of the ensemble of the Palace Square.
Hermitage Bridge across the Winter Canal 9.21.2014
The Hermitage Bridge (Эрмитажный мост), the first stone bridge of St. Petersburg, was built here from 1763-1766. It was lined with granite slabs, and in 1934 the stone arch bridge was replaced with reinforced concrete, perfectly preserving the architectural shapes and granite cladding. From this bridge Lisa, the heroine of Peter Tchaikovsky's opera Queen of Spades throws herself into the water. The composer changed Pushkin's story inspired by a real suicide that occurred at this site in 1868.
There are two other bridges that cross the Winter Canal - the First and Second Winter Bridges. The first was built in 1783 and has remained unchanged since. The second was built in 1964, but was designed to mirror almost exactly the 18th century design.
On the waterfront of the Winter Canal, all the buildings are magnificent: the archive building of the State Council is a monumental Renaissance Revival building designed by the great palace architect Maximilian Messmacher; the eclectic Prince Gagarin House passed through the hands of several prominent citizens prior to the October Revolution; and the beautiful New Hermitage was Russia's first purpose-built art musuem, which includes the famous Raphael Loggia.
Bridge Length: 228 m
Bridge Width: 20 m
Singers' Bridge (Pevchesky Bridge) across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
The Pevchesky Bridge (Russian: Пе́вческий мост; literally Singers' Bridge), also known as the Choristers' Bridge or Yellow Bridge (Жёлтый Мост, Zholtyi Most), is a single-span bridge across the Moika River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The bridge is a part of the Palace Square. The length of the bridge is 21 metres, and the width is 72 metres. It is the third-widest bridge in Saint Petersburg, after the Blue Bridge and Kazansky Bridge. Before the February Revolution, the term "Choristers’ Bridge" was shorthand for the Tsarist foreign ministry, just as the French foreign ministry is known as the Quai d'Orsay.
The first wooden bridge on the site was designed by the French architect Auguste de Montferrand; it was inaugurated in 1834. The first pedestrians to cross the bridge were the troops marching to the parade celebrating the unveiling of the Alexander Column (also designed by Montferrand). The bridge got the name Yellow from the color of the railings, and according to the tradition of color-coding the bridges crossing the Moika River (that already had the Blue Bridge, the Green Bridge and the Red Bridge).
In 1837, Georg von Cancrin, an imperial minister of finance, proposed to replace the wooden bridge with a much wider cast iron structure. According to legend, Emperor Nicholas I himself chose the location for the bridge. Across the river from the Winter Palace was located the house of Count Yury Alexandrovich Golovkin. Once, Golovkin was in such a hurry to meet the Emperor, that he stepped from the boat transporting him across the Moyka and nearly drowned. Thus, Nicholas stated to Golvkin that he specifically located the bridge close to Golovkin's house, so as not to repeat the accident.
The new bridge was designed by architects Vasily Stasov, Domenico Adamini, and engineer E.A. Adam. The bridge was opened on 24 October 1840. The first user of the bridge was Nicholas I himself, who solemnly crossed the new bridge in his horse-drawn coach. The main decoration of the bridge are beautiful cast iron railings, with numerous frills, the main repeating elements being fan-like palmettos.
Later, the bridge got the name Pevchesky (literally Singers' bridge), because the Saint Petersburg Court Capella was accommodated nearby. In 1937, the rose-colored paving stones of the bridge were replaced by bitumen. In 2004, the companies Lenmoststroy and Intarsiya undertook restoration works on the bridge.
Green Bridge across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
Carrying Nevsky Prospekt across the Moika River, the Green Bridge (Зелёный мост) has been renamed several times since the first bridge was built here in 1716, including Politseisky (Police) and, from 1918 to 1998, Narodny (People's). The bridge has been reconstructed almost as many times, and the current structure, a single cast-iron arched span, dates from 1806, but has been significantly altered since, including the addition of sidewalks on brackets in 1847, an extension in 1904, and the addition of ornate lampposts in 1908. The bridge was fully restored in 1967.
Red Bridge across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
The Red Bridge (Кра́сный мост, Krasniy Most), is a single-span bridge across the Moika River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The bridge is a part of Gorokhovaya Street. The length of the bridge is 42 m; the width is 16.8 m.
The first cast iron bridge on the site was designed and built in 1808-1813 to a design by William Heste. The bridge was rebuilt in 1953 by architect V.V. Blazhevich. The original cast iron structure of the bridge was replaced by the welded steel arches but most of the decorations are left intact.
The bridge's name dates from a 19th-century tradition of color-coding the bridges crossing the Moika River. Like other colored bridges, the Red Bridge got its name from the colour of its sides facing the river. Today only four colored bridges survive, the other ones being the Blue Bridge, the Green Bridge and the Yellow Bridge respectively. Three of them have kept their original names, but Yellow Bridge has been renamed to Pevchesky Bridge.
Blue Bridge (pictured with bridge workers) across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
The Blue Bridge (Си́ний мост, Siniy Most), is a 97.3 metre wide bridge that spans the Moika River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The Blue Bridge is the widest bridge in Saint Petersburg and is sometimes claimed to be the widest bridge in the world — a claim, however, that has not been recognized by international reference works, such as the Guinness World Records.
The Blue Bridge spans the Moika River and is located in front of the Mariinsky Palace at Saint Isaac's Square in city's historic centre. The first cast iron bridge on the site was designed in 1805 by the architect William Heste, and built in 1818. This bridge was a single-span bridge resting on stone supports, and measured 41 metres across. In 1842-1844, the bridge was widened on its northern side to its present width of 97.3 metres - just as wide as the adjacent Isaac's Square. Soon after the bridge was widened, there were rumors that the new width of the bridge was 99.9 metres instead of the actual 97.3. This rumor even made it into some official booklets and textbooks. Today, most of the Blue Bridge serves as a parking lot.
The bridge's name dates from a 19th-century tradition of color-coding the bridges crossing the Moika River. Like other colored bridges, the Blue Bridge got its name from the color of its sides facing the river. Today only four colored bridges survive, the other ones being the Red Bridge, the Green Bridge and the Yellow Bridge respectively. Three of them kept their original names, while Yellow Bridge has been renamed to Pevchesky Bridge.
Lamp Bridge (Fonarny Bridge) across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
Translated from Russian Wikipedia:
The Lamp Bridge (Фонарный мост, Fonarny) connects the Kazan and 2nd Admiralty Island across the Moyka River in the Admiralty district of St. Petersburg. It connects Lantern Lane with Post Office Lane.
The name of the bridge comes from the Drinking Lantern House, located in the eponymous lamppost lane, named because of the number of lamp shops in this area.
From the middle of the 18th century there was a wooden bridge on this site. The bridge was repeatedly rebuilt during the 18th and 19th centuries. One version of the wooden pedestrian bridge was built in 1906. This bridge dilapidated, and between 1971-1973 was replaced by a new, reinforced concrete odnoprolёtnym span, by project engineer L. Sobolev and architect LA Noskov. The construction of the bridge was inherited from the Podyachensky bridge, designed by the same engineers. The frame is constructed in the form of consoles which conjugate from a nesovershёnnym hinge, with the bridge piers forming the invert.
The reinforced concrete bridge structure facades are decorated with profiled metal sheet. These measures helped to create a harmonious architectural ensemble with the rest of the bridges from the 19th century, located above and below stream. Decorative light fixtures with lamps, stylized classical architecture.
Artistic lighting of bridge was organized in 2003, emphasizing the architectural beauty of the bridge.
Overall Bridge length: 33 meters
Bridge Width: 20 meters