The Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge is one of the bridges in Moscow across the Moskva River. It connects Vasilyevsky Descent, Varvarka Street with Bolshaya Ordynka Street. The extension of the bridge is the Maly Moskvoretsky Bridge across the Vodootvodny Canal. Length with approaches – 554 m, width – 40 m, height above the river level – 14 m. Three-span, monolithic reinforced concrete.
Built on the site of one of the oldest crossings in the city. Since 1498, there was a floating bridge on the way from the Tverskaya street to Serpukhovskaya.
In 1789 a wooden pile bridge was built. In 1829, stone bullocks of three wooden spans of 28 m each were erected. T
The new Moskvoretsky Bridge, laid on July 15, 1830 and completed in 1833, was erected using wooden structures according to the project of engineer P. Ja de Witt. In 1870, the bridge burned down, in 1872, metal spans designed by engineer A. E. Struve, made at his Kolomna plant, were installed.
New Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge was built in 1936-1938 (architects A. V. Shchusev, P. M. Sardaryan, engineer V. S. Kirillov).
The West German sports pilot Matthias Rust landed on this bridge on May 28, 1987 in a light single-engine plane.
On February 27, 2015, politician Boris Nemtsov was shot dead on the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge In this regard, Nemtsov’s colleague, co-chairman of RPR-Parnas Mikhail Kasyanov, proposed giving the bridge a new name – Nemtsov Bridge, which gained some popularity, but was not supported by the authorities. At the site of Nemtsov’s death, a people’s memorial with the unofficial name “Nemtsov Bridge” is being maintained.
Nearest metro: Tretyakovskaya, Biblioteka Imeni Lenina.
Attractions nearby: Stalinist skyscraper on Kotelnicheskaya embankment, Kosmodamianskaya embankment, Bolshoy Krasnokholmsky Bridge, Kotelnicheskaya embankment, Bolshoy Ustinsky Bridge, Maly Ustinsky Bridge, Raushskaya embankment, Moskvoretskaya Embankment, Sofiyskaya Embankment, Red Square, Kremlin.
See also bridges and embankments of Moscow.