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The Bridge over the new bed of the Dudergofka River

Russia, Saint Petersburg
The Bridge over the new bed of the Dudergofka River

Category: Pedestrian Bridges

Overall length: 30 m

River Barrier: The Dudergofka River

Architect: A.A. Sokolov

Opened in: 1985

Purpose: Pedestrian Bridges

Bridge width: 16.8 m

The Bridge over the new bed of the Dudergofka River (Polezhaevsky Bridge) is located within the territory of Polezhaevsky Park near to Petergofskoye Highway.

Polezhaevsky Park in Krasnoselsky District of St. Petersburg occupies the area of 156 hectares between Peterhofskoye Highway, Marshal Zhukov Prospect, Avangardnaya Street and Veteranov Prospect thus forming a trapezoid.

The history of the park begins since 1840 when the rich St. Petersburg Lieutenant-General G.G. Kushelyov purchased the Buxhoevedens’ estate with seven villages - Ligovo, Ivanovskoye, Staro-Panovo, Novo-Panovo, Sosnovka, Novo-Koyrovka and Novaya, and he invited the famous architect A.I. Stackenschneider to rebuild the country house. At this particular time the development of the English landscape park was started, and a network of paths and alleys was created.

As for the bridge, it is located on the left bank of the Dudergofsky Canal at the confluence of the Dudergofka River to the canal. The need for construction of the crossing was caused by the regulation of the old bed of the Dudergofka River into the new canal.

Construction of the bridge was a part of the project of the Dudergofsky Canal area development drawn up by engineer A.A Sokolov of Lengiproinzhproject. The Administration of capital construction No.6 Glav-UKS of Glavleningradinzhstroy was the Customer of the project.

The bridge was built in 1985 - single-span reinforced concrete arch bridge of a hingeless system with a solid monolithic reinforced concrete vault lined with granite from the facades with a very extended abutment wings.

The bridge abutments are massive reinforced concrete ones on pile foundation and faced with granite.  The length of the bridge is 30 meters, its width is 16.8 meters. The bridge is designed for pedestrians with the possibility of the passage of the unit load NC-30. The railing in the form of granite parapet is installed on the bridge. There is an asphaltic concrete pavement.

The bridge was built by efforts of SU-3 of Trust Lenmostostroy under the direction of Chief engineer V.P. Belashov and foreman L.A. Levkin.

Chief Specialist of UKS-6 I.S. Kaparovsky exercised technical supervision of works.