Krymsky Bridge in Moscow

The Krymsky Bridge in Moscow is a suspension bridge across the Moskva River, located on the Garden Ring highway, connecting Zubovsky Boulevard with Krymsky Val Street. Built in 1938 as part of the Master Plan for the Reconstruction of Moscow in 1935, designed by architect Alexander Vlasov and engineer Boris Konstantinov.

There are several versions of the origin of the name of the bridge: according to the Krymskaya Square and Krymsky Val Street connected by it; by the name of the ancient Crimean ford; according to the courtyard of the Crimean Khan, located in the 16th century not far from it.

In 2007, the Moscow Government included the bridge in the register of protected objects of cultural heritage of the capital.

The total length of the bridge crossing is 668 meters, of which 262.5 meters fall directly on the bridge. The width is 38.4 meters, of which the carriageway is 24.5 meters, stiffening beams are 3.9 meters, and two sidewalks are five meters each. The bridge consists of three spans: the middle part blocks the Moscow River, and two coastal spans serve for the passage of vehicles along the embankments.

Krymsky Bridge is the only suspension bridge across the Moscow River.

The steel elements of the bridge were manufactured at the Novokramatorsky Mashinostroitelny Zavod in the Donetsk region. The supports under the pylons are made on coffered foundations. The construction of the bridge took about ten thousand tons of metal, or about one ton per square meter of surface. Krymsky Bridge is the only bridge in the world with such a specific gravity of steel.

Nearest metro: Oktyabrskaya, Park Kultury.

Attractions nearby: Bolshoy Moskvoretsky BridgeKremlin embankmentSofiyskaya Embankment“House on the Embankment”Patriarshiy Peshekhodnyy MostBersenevskaya embankmentCathedral of Christ the Saviour, Gorky Park, Krymskaya embankment, Prechistenskaya embankment, New Tretyakov gallery.

See also bridges and embankments of Moscow.

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