Novospassky Bridge in Moscow

The Novospassky Bridge in Moscow is a three-span steel girder bridge across the Moscow River, connecting the Paveletsky railways station area along Kozhevnicheskaya Street with Krestyanskaya Zastava Square along 3rd Krutitsky Lane. One of the two oldest bridges on the Moskva River (see also Borodinsky Bridge). At the heart of the existing bridge are the supports of the arched Novospassky Bridge, built in 1911.

Built on in 1937; in 2000, the load-bearing arches and superstructure were replaced with a steel beam structure.

Wooden bridges in the area of ​​the Novospassky, Simonov monasteries and the Krutitsy metochion, have been known since the time of Ivan the Terrible. Sources mention six different places where such bridges existed at different times.

In 1911, the steel Novospassky Bridge was built according to the typical three-span arch scheme for Moscow (span formula 40.54 + 46.99 + 40.54 m). Each span rested on 14 double-hinged steel arches (of constant height, I-section), set in increments of 1.524 m.

In 2000, the bridge was rebuilt according to the project of R.P. Nazarova (JSC Giprotransmost). The superstructure and load-bearing arches were completely dismantled and replaced with a continuous beam structure according to the scheme 44.46 + 52.37 + 44.46 m with an orthotropic slab. The beams are “camouflaged” with narrow curvilinear aprons in an attempt to mimic an arched structure.

Number of spans 3
Main span 44.46 + 52.37 + 44.46 m (since 2000)
Total length 502 m (since 1937)
Bridge width 24.4 m (since 2000)

Attractions nearby: Novospassky Monastery, Bolshoy Krasnokholmsky Bridge, Krasnokholmskaya EmbankmentShlyuzovoy BridgeKosmodamianskaya embankment, Building of the KrigskomissariatKotelnicheskaya Embankment Stalin Building.

Neasrest metro: Paveletskaya, Taganskaya, Krestyanskaya zastava.

See also bridges and embankments of Moscow.

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