Pochtamstky bridge in St. Petersburg

Pochtamstky bridge (Post Office Bridge) is a pedestrian metal suspension bridge across the Moyka River in the Admiralteysky District of St. Petersburg, connecting Kazansky and 2nd Admiralteysky Islands.

One of the first chain bridges in St. Petersburg and the only one that has retained the original design scheme (in the Bankovsky bridge, the chains play a decorative function, and the bridges themselves are actually beam bridges).

In 2001, it was included in the list of objects of cultural heritage of Russia of federal significance, is under state protection.

It was built in 1823-1824 to replace the wooden bridge that had existed since the 1790s. In 1905, additional supports were brought under the bridge, after which it became a beam bridge. In 1981-1983, the bridge was reconstructed, the bridge was restored in its historical form. The bridge was overhauled in 2003.

Not far from the bridge are the Yusupov Palace (Moyka River Embankment, house No. 94), the house of the architect Auguste Montferrand, in which the architect lived during the construction of St. Isaac’s Cathedral (Moyka River Embankment, house No. 86), the Palace of Culture of Communications Workers (the former building of the German Reformed Church , built in 1862-1865 according to the project of the architect G. Bosse, in the 1930s rebuilt for the House of Culture by P. M. Grinberg and G. S. Raits – embankment of the Moyka River, d. No. 103 / Bolshaya Morskaya Street, No. 58). On the site of house No. 61, opposite the bridge, there was a large stone house with a laboratory and a mosaic workshop by M. I. Lomonosov.

Upstream is Fonarny Bridge, below is the Kisses Bridge.

The bridge is 41.9 m long and 2.2 m wide.


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