The Decembrists Bridge in St. Petersburg

The Decembrists Bridge is a road metal girder bridge across the Kryukov Canal in the Admiralteysky District of St. Petersburg, connecting the Kolomensky and Kazansky islands.

An object of cultural heritage of Russia of regional significance.

It is located along the axis of Decembrists Street (former Officerskaya). Near the bridge is the Mariinsky Theatre. Upstream is the Matveev Bridge, below is the Trade Bridge. The nearest metro is Spasskaya station.

It was built in 1783-1787 according to a standard design for the bridges of the Kryukov Canal: a three-span wooden bridge on rubble masonry supports lined with granite, the central span is adjustable, the side ones are beams. The author of the project is unknown.

The total length of the bridge is 24.3 m, the width is 23.3 m (of which the width of the carriageway is 19.1 m and two sidewalks are 2.1 m each).

The bridge is designed for vehicular and pedestrian traffic.


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