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Tverskoy Bridge

Russia, Saint Petersburg
Tverskoy Bridge

Category: Road Bridges

Overall length: 32.3 m

River Barrier: The Komsomolsky Canal

Architect: A.D. Gutzeit

Opened in: 1969

Purpose: Road Bridges, Pedestrian Bridges

Bridge width: 18 m

Bridge data

Tverskoy highway bridge spans the Komsomolsky Canal (former name – Pryamoy Canal) in Kolpino. It connects Tverskaya Street with Bankovsky Lane.

This is a single-span reinforced concrete bridge, made under the scheme of three-hinged frame with monolithic reinforced concrete grillages on pile foundation. The span structure consists of reinforced concrete I-beams with the curved outline of the lower chord, combined on the top by a slab of the roadway and monolithic cross beam in the span center.

The roadway and the sidewalks are covered by asphalt concrete. The roadway is separated from the sidewalk with low curb made of pink granite.

There are metal railings fixed on the ends to the pink granite bollards.

Bridge history

Some sources mention the wooden bridge built in 1888 over the Pryamoy Canal, not far from the railway. Apparently, it was a continuation of Petrovskaya Street and crossed the canal not in the alignment of Tverskaya Street but before her.

The modern bridge was built in the alignment of Tverskaya Street by the efforts of the SU-2 of Trust Lenmostostroy according to the project developed by the Lengiproinzhproject Institute (the author – A.D. Gutzeit).

The bridge was put on the books of the Southern Section of Lenmosttrest from the Road Maintenance Facility of Kolpinsky District and in accordance with the order of the Dormost Administration No.133 dd. 21.09.1977.

In 2015 the major repair of the bridge was performed during which the asphalt concrete pavement of the roadway was replaced.

Additional information

In some sources you can find the popular name of the bridge – Bankovsky Bridge, from the name of Bankovsky Lane.