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Andreevsky Bridge

Russia, Saint Petersburg
Andreevsky Bridge

Category: Road Bridges

Overall length: 31.2 m

River Barrier: The Lubja River

Architect: B.B. Levin

Opened in: 1960

Purpose: Road Bridges, Pedestrian Bridges

Bridge width: 10 m

Andreevsky (former the 5th Luppovsky) Bridge on Andreevskaya Street across the Lubja River is located between Krasin Street and Andreevskaya Street in Krasnogvardeysky District of St. Petersburg.

At this point the Luppa River (the Lubja River within the limits of St. Petersburg is called that way) had a river bend, so Krasin Street crossed the river twice and two wooden bridges spanned it: The 4th Luppovsky Bridge and the 5th Luppovsky Bridge. There was three-span wooden simple bridges. The wooden bridges were repaired several times.

In 1960 rectification works on the Luppa River bed was performed. Krasin Street went on the right bank of the river, and wooden bridges were dismantled.

In 1960, under the project of engineer B.B. Levin of Lengiproinzhproject, a new single-span reinforced concrete simple bridge was built which provided an exit of Andreevskaya Street to Krasin Street.

The bridge superstructure is made of standard reinforced concrete I-beams. The beams are interconnected by transversal diaphragms. The bridge abutments are massive ones, made of monolithic reinforced concrete on pile foundation. The roadway is covered with asphalt concrete pavement; sidewalks – with sand asphalt. The sidewalk is separated from the roadway with granite curb.

Art casting iron railings with granite pedestals are installed on the bridge.

In 1979 during repair works the granite curb was replaced with a high concrete one.

For a long time the bridge was called Lupovsky bridge No. 5, but on November 6, 1997 it changed the name: It was renamed as Andreevsky Bridge.