Architecture

Foundry bridge

Foundry Bridge was named thanks to the cast house, located in one of the banks of the Neva. First crossing there appeared before the founding of St. Petersburg, when the area owned by the Swedes. Therefore, the permanent bridge thinking only when it blew one of ledohodov.V 1875 started construction, and immediately faced with difficulties, river depth reaches 22 meters, and the soil was loose and not hold support. To solve this problem, special props height of more than 30 meters wide and were...

Annunciation bridge

Annunciation bridge and better known as the bridge of Lieutenant Schmidt. He first came here in 1727 to connect the Vasilevsky Island and the central part of the city. At first it was wooden, pontoon; Only a hundred years later the bridge was built from cast iron with an already familiar Petersburgers railings decorated with seahorses and tridents. His name he got from being next to the oldest Church of the Annunciation. In 1930, it was upgraded as no longer cope with the increased flow of...

Tuchkov bridge

His name has two versions of origin: on behalf of the merchant Abraham Tuchkova, which bought part of the bridge in St. Petersburg, and supported them in good condition or on behalf of the engineer, raising it until much later. Vprevye bridge appeared in the middle of the 18th century and even then was the longest in the city. Over time, he only improved poyavilsi-spans and an adjustable mechanism, artificial asphalt; parts are replaced by steel, and when shipping has expanded and opened the...

Red bridge

Red Bridge, another ” color ”, has retained its historical appearance. Built back in 1717 and painted in white, it is not for long existed in this form. Then the gap was made between the spans for the passage of sailing ships, but due to the rapid development of transport bridge was changed to single-span cast iron, which is the only one left is not changed to the present. Thanks to the care of restorers have recreated the railing with pattern, four-sided granite obelisks and...

Lomonosov bridge

This stone bridge with tower superstructure already attracts the attention. First across the Fontanka was thrown a wooden bridge, called Ekateriniskim, but when dressed in granite embankments, it was decided to change him, too. As a result, the central portion of divorcement was dismantled and put iron wedges, and the roadway widened. In the early 20th century due to the busy shipping it was decided to demolish the old and build a new drawbridge, but the events of the first Russian revolution,...

Blue bridge

Blue Bridge-known for that is the widest in the world (almost 100 meters) He connects Kazan and the Admiralty Islands, but it almost nobody notices, because it is perceived visually as a part of the area. The bridge was built in the mid 18th century, and almost immediately was nzavan blue because of the color in which it was painted. Later it was rebuilt, making a three-span stone and, next arranged a kind of market where you can buy and sell serfs, he lasted until 1861. It should also pay...