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Zimny Bridges

Categories / Architecture/Bridges

ZIMNY BRIDGES, two bridges across the Winter Canal. The first Zimny Bridge was constructed in Millionnaya Street (mid 19th century, German Bridge, named after the name of the street of that time; before 1964 it was called Zimny (Winter) Bridge). In 1718-1720 a wooden drawbridge was erected on this site, in the mid-18th century it was replaced with a three span wooden frame joist bridge. In 1783-85, a granite arch bridge was carried to this place from the Krasny Canal which had been filled in (1768, architects thought to be I.L. Rossi, Y.M. Felten, T.I. Nasonov). The abutment was made from rough stone and faced with granite; the railing is made of solid granite parapets. It has survived without changes since the 18th century. The length is approximately 19.4 metres, width 21.2 metres. The Second Zimny Bridge was built on the right embankment of the Moika River. From 1933, a pontoon bridge for demonstrators from the Palace Square was placed here. In about 1940, a wooden bridge was erected. The modern bridge was erected in 1962-64 (engineer V.S. Xenofontov, architect L.A. Noskov) and repeats the appearance of the neighbouring first Zimny Bridge completing the ensemble of the Winter Canal. The spanning frame is made in the form of slanting solid reinforced-concrete with a double-articulated vault and is faced with pink granite. The length is 20.5 metres, the width is about 10 metres.

D. Y. Guzevich.

Felten Yury (Georg Friedrich) Matveevich
Nasonov Timofey Ivanovich
Noskov Lev Alexandrovich
Rossi Ignacio Ludovico
Xenofontov V.S.

Winter Canal

WINTER CANAL was dug from the Palace Embankment to the Moika river embankment by the contractor V. Ozerov (228 meters long, about 20 meters wide, average waterflow of 2m3/s) in 1718-19