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Siny Bridge

Categories / Architecture/Bridges

SINY BRIDGE (Blue Bridge, called by its colour), across the Moika River, from Voznesensky Avenue to Antonenko Lane, constitutes part of St. Isaac Square. Since 1737, a wooden drawbridge was here (master H. van Boles), which later was transformed into a three-span bridge on stone piers, with a wooden framework. In 1818, a cast-iron bridge was constructed (the project of 1807, engineer V.I. Hastie) with a cast iron arch on granite-faced rubble piers. In 1842-44, the bridge was widened from 41 metres to its current dimensions (engineers E.A. Adam, A.D. Gotman, I.S. Zavadovsky). The granite obelisks were replaced with cast-iron lanterns. In 1930, some part of the construction of 1818 was replaced with a solid reinforced concrete arch (engineers V.V. Chebotarev, O.E. Bugaeva), the lanterns and the decoration of the lower part have been lost; the cast iron supports have been destroyed. In 2002, major repairs of the bridge and restoration of the decor was carried out (engineer T.Y. Kuznetsova; architect O.A. Kuzevanov). Siny Bridge is the widest bridge in St. Petersburg, the width of its outer dimensions totals 97.3 metres (rather than 99.9 metres, as a legend puts it); it is 32-metres-long.

D. Y. Guzevich, S.Z. Suponitsky, N.M. Kozlovskaya.

Adam Egor Andreevich
Boles Harmann van
Bugaeva O.E.
Chebotarev V.V.
Gotman Andrey Danilovich
Hastie Vasily Ivanovich (William)
Kuzevanov Oleg А.
Kuznetsova T.Yu.
Zavadovsky I.S.

Antonenko Lane/Saint Petersburg, city
St.Isaac's Square/Saint Petersburg, city
Voznesensky Ave/Saint Petersburg, city