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The subject index / Semenovsky Bridge

Semenovsky Bridge

Categories / Architecture/Bridges

SEMENOVSKY BRIDGE, over the Fontanka River, along Gorokhovaya Street. The name refers to the neighbouring quarters of Semenovsky Life Guards Regiment. The plans of 1717 show a wooden bridge situated closer to present-day Gorstkin Bridge; in 1738, the bridge was already where it is today. In about 1788, Semenovsky Bridge was rebuilt to a standard design (see Belinskogo Bridge). In 1856-1857, its towers were dismantled, the piers relayed, and its spans were the first in St. Petersburg to be bridged with steel deck plate girders (engineer F.I. Enrold). In 1949, a new three-span continuous frame was built, and the piers were re-laid (engineer P.V. Bazhenov, architect L.A. Noskov). The length of the bridge on the alignment of the embankment is 54.7 metres, the width totals 19.5 metres.

D. Y. Guzevich.

Bazhenov P.V.
Enrold F.I.
Noskov Lev Alexandrovich

Gorokhovaya St./Saint Petersburg, city

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Semenovsky Life Guards Regiment

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