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The subject index / Tuchkov Bridge

Tuchkov Bridge

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TUCHKOV BRIDGE (Tyuchkov; Nikolsky), across the Malaya Neva River. The bridge connects the First Line of Vasilievsky Island and Bolshoy Avenue of Petrogradskaya Side. Its name, according to some sources, originates from the neighbouring lumber-yards, which belonged to merchant A.Tuchkov, who sponsored the construction of the bridge; the other sources refer to engineer A.V. Tuchkov, who built the bridge in the 18th century. Earlier, as of the end of the 1750s, a boat bridge with pilework across a shallow channel was launched on this site, in the cross section of Maly Avenue of Vasilievsky Island. In 1833-35, the bridge was replaced with a wooden multi-span pile bridge of trestle structure, with a double-wing opening central span. In 1839 the dike of Tuchkov Bridge was covered with artificial asphalt, the first in Russia. In 1948, wooden spans were replaced with metal. In 1962-65, Tuchkov Bridge was altered to form a three-span bridge (engineers V.V. Demchenko, B.B. Levin, architects P.A. Areshev, L.A. Noskov). The central swing span of the bridge is made of metal and has a double-winged bascule structure; the side spans are made of prestressed concrete and make use of cantiliver suspension with curved bottom chords. The granite-faced bridge footing is made of reinforced concrete. The bridge is 226.2 metres long and 36 metres wide.

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

Areshev Peter Artemievich
Demchenko V.V.
Levin B.B.
Noskov Lev Alexandrovich
Tuchkov A.V.
Tuchkov Avraam

1st Line of Vasilievsky Island/Saint Petersburg, city
Bolshoy Ave of Petrograskaya Storona/Saint Petersburg, city
Maly Vasilievsky Island Ave/Saint Petersburg, city