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Krasnogo Kursanta Bridge

Russia, Saint Petersburg
Krasnogo Kursanta Bridge

Category: Road Bridges

Overall length: 57 m

River Barrier: The Zhdanovka River

Architect: L.A. Noskov

Opened in: 1817 (wooden), 1962

Purpose: Road Bridges, Pedestrian Bridges

Bridge width: 22 m

The Krasnogo Kursanta Bridge across the Zhdanovka River connects Petrogradskaya Side with Petrov Island.

In 1817 here Wooden strut-framed bridge (Kadetsky) existed; it was located 420 meters downstream the existing one, opposite Petrovsky Lane. It was the first bridge on Zhdanovka.

In 1836 the bridge was reconstructed to five-span bridge. Middle channel span was covered by wooden composite girders on socket. The bridge length is 60.7 meters, and width is 14.4 meters. The bridge axis was relocated to current location.

On 27 June, 1930 the bride got the name of Krasnogo Kursanta, which is connected to military educational institutions located nearby.

The wooden bridge was repaired several times. In 1957, because of dilapidated state, it was closed for transport traffic.

In the years 1962, under the project of architect L.A. Noskov, the wooden bridge was rebuilt into a single-span reinforced concrete cantilever frame bridge.

Superstructure construction consists of pre-stressed suspended beams and console pre-stressed T-shaped beams engaged into massive reinforced concrete abutments, which are located on the same level with retaining walls. Console and suspended beams are integrated with each other by means of lateral diaphragms. Therefore, the superstructure has pre-stressed armature in two directions. Consoles and beams have smooth shape of lower chord.

The bridge abutments are massive reinforced concrete ones on pile foundation and faced with granite. Cast iron railings are installed on the bridge. Granite parapet is installed at the ends of railing. The roadway is covered with asphalt pavement; sidewalks – with sand asphalt.

The construction of Krasnogo Kursanta Bridge was an original preparation to mastering the pre-stressed reinforced concrete structures for fixed superstructures of draw Tuchkov Bridge across Malaya Neva. Using such structure enables sufficiently decrease own weight of the superstructure and architectural image of the bridge gets an elegant appearance. Technical solutions used within construction of Krasnogo Kursanta Bridge were further used within construction of Tuchkov Bridge.

In 1999 the bridge hydro-insulation was replaced.

In 2015 SP SUE Mostotrest has repaired the asphalt concrete pavement.