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Gorbaty Bridge

Russia, Saint Petersburg
Gorbaty Bridge

Category: Pedestrian Bridges

Bridge width: 4.7 m

River Barrier: The Slavyanka River

Overall length: 35.2 m

Opened in: 1970

Purpose: Pedestrian Bridges

Bridge data

Gorbaty (Humpback) Bridge is a pedestrian bridge over the Slavyanka River in Pavlovsk, Pushkinsky District of St. Petersburg. It is located near Marienthal Castle in the similarly-named park, located on both banks of the river.

The bridge represents metal three-span simple structure. There are two welded I-beams in cross-section with a curved bottom chord interconnected by links. Precast reinforced concrete slabs are laid on the beams. There are frame reinforced concrete supports and reinforced concrete lightweight abutments. Cones are reinforced with precast concrete slabs.

Five metal pipes are installed on the bridge span structure for cable laying. Electrical cable is fixed separately in the centre of the span structure.

The metal welded railings are installed on the bridge.

Bridge history

The bridge was built in 1970 according to the project developed by the Lengiproinzhproject Institute and by the efforts of the SU-3 of Trust Lenmostostroy.

Additional information

Being located in a picturesque area in the central part of Pavlovsk, this bridge is undoubtedly the decoration of the place, visited by numerous tourists.

Marienthal Castle was built in Pavlovsk at the juncture of the Slavyanka River and Tyzva River (informal name - Bip Fortress). Strictly speaking, it is an architectural caprice of Paul I, that is intended to be a castle for pleasure and fun. The building has two floors and pentagonal plan, with two towers and a courtyard. All round according to all the rules of the bastion system earthen fortifications – bastions, ravelins, lunettes, fleches - was constructed. In 1944 the castle burned down, and in 2000 it was restored. Currently, the hotel and restaurant are located in the castle.