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The subject index / Prachechny Bridge

Prachechny Bridge

Categories / Architecture/Bridges

PRACHECHNY BRIDGE, over the Fontanka River, by its outlet from the Neva, linking the Dvortsovaya Embankment and Kutuzova Embankment. The name of the bridge refers to Prachechny Yard (Laundry Yard, where the palace laundries were located) next to the Fontanka. The bridge, one of the first in St. Petersburg to be made of stone, was built in 1766-1769 (architects I.L. Rossi, T.I. Nasonov), when the stone embankments of the Fontanka were laid. The three-span arched bridge is made of granite. In 1926-1928, the bases of the piers were reinforced (engineer B.D. Vasilyev). The bridge is 40.9 metres long and 14.3 metres wide.

D. Y. Guzevich, S.Z. Suponitsky, L.Y. Vorontsova.

Nasonov Timofey Ivanovich
Rossi Ignacio Ludovico
Vasilyev Boris Dmitrievich

Dvortsovaya Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city
Kutuzova Embankment/Saint Petersburg, city


Bridges (entry)

BRIDGES, an integral part of the urban planning structure and architectural appearance of St. Petersburg. In 2002, the city numbered 342 bridges of various kinds and types; in Kronstadt: 5 bridges, Pushkin: 54 bridges, Petrodvorets: 51 bridges


LAUNDRIES. Commercial establishments for washing, drying and ironing clothes and linen. In the 18th century, laundries were located in private building, and their number could not be calculated