Maly (Small) Moskvoretsky Bridge – the original name of the “New Cast Iron Bridge,” one of the bridges across the Vodootvodny Canal in Moscow. It connects Bolotnaya Street on Balchug Island with Bolshaya Ordynka Street. The continuation of the bridge is the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge across the Moscow River. Length – 32.5 m; width – 40 m. Single-span, monolithic reinforced concrete.
It was built in 1937 per the General Plan for the Development of Moscow in 1935 as part of a new transport beam connecting Red and Dobryninskaya Square and further south. The Small Moskvoretsky Bridge, together with the Bolshoy Moskvoretsky Bridge standing on the same axis with it, was supposed to become the first section of this beam. To implement this plan, part of the development of the island and the beginning of Bolshaya Ordynka was demolished, which was planned to be straightened along the axis of the bridges, and the width of the street was increased to 60 meters.
The authors of the Maly Moskvoretsky Bridge project are engineer G. B. Broverman and architect L. I. Shipman.
Nearest metro: Tretyakovskaya, Novokuznetskaya.
See also bridges and embankments of Moscow.