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The 3rd Smolensky Bridge

Russia, Saint Petersburg
The 3rd Smolensky Bridge

Category: Pedestrian Bridges

Overall length: 36.4 m

River Barrier: The Smolenka River

Architect: V.I. Eduardov

Opened in: 1990

Purpose: Pedestrian Bridges

Bridge width: 50 m

The 3rd Smolensky Bridge is hanged over the left arm of the Smolenka River, connects the left bank of the Smolenka River arm with Rechnoy Island. The Smolenka River source is in the Malaya Neva River, its mouth is in the Gulf of Finland, its channel is rather twisting. It divides Dekabristov Island and Vasilyevsky Island, the Smolenka River approximate length is 3700 metres. Five bride constructions were built over it: Novo-Andreevsky Bridge, Uralsky Bridge, Smolensky Bridge,  Korablestroiteley Bridge, Nalichny Bridge. Another four structures are built over artificial arms in the mouth of the Smolenka River: The 3rd and the 1st Smolensky Bridges are hanged over the left arm in St.-Petersburg, the 2nd and the 4th Smolensky Bridges are hanged over the right one. The construction of 4 new bridges and strengthening of banks of the Gulf of Finland and the Smolenka River is a complex of constructions in the Smolenka River mouth.

According to new lay-out the Smolenka River is widened from the downstream of Korablestroiteley Bridge and is divided into two arms with the River Island between them. The Smolensky Bridges with numbers (including the 1st Smolensky Bridge in St.-Petersburg) were built in the 1980s in alignments of the future Morskaya Embankment.

The 3rd Smolensky Bridge is a part of the complex of constructions built in the western part of Vasilyevsky Island, during the design of the Marine facade of the city of Leningrad.

The bridge was built in 1989-1990 under the project of engineer V.I. Eduardov of Lengiproinzhproject .

It is a pedestrian single-span reinforced concrete cantilever frame bridge with a hinge in the middle of the span.  The superstructure is made of standardized prefabricated reinforced monolithic concrete blocks with blocks connected together by steel insert welding to the cotter embedded parts installed along the span. The superstructure facades have a curved shape of the lower chord and are faced with a metal sheet. The parapets are made of reinforced concrete with granite facing.

The bridge is designed for pedestrian traffic, but to provide the possible passage of motor transport is designed for the passage of НК-80 single load.

There is an asphaltic concrete pavement on the bridge over the concrete plate included in the operation of the main beams. Having passed the bridge, the residents of Vasilyevsky Island can go downstairs to the embankment.