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The subject index / Pochtamtsky Bridge

Pochtamtsky Bridge

Categories / Architecture/Bridges

POCHTAMTSKY BRIDGE (Post Office Bridge), over the Moika River, beside Prachechny Lane. The bridge was built in 1823-24 (engineers V.K. Traitteur, V.A. Khristianovich) as a chain pedestrian bridge to replace a four-span wooden beam bridge that had existed here since the late 18th century. The name refers to the General Post Office. In 1901-02, the lattices of the railing were replaced, and the bridge was supplied with two wooden piers in 1905 after the wreckage of Egipetsky Bridge (engineer B.V. Baldi). In 1956, the original railing was restored, and in 1968 the spheres on the cast-iron obelisks were gilded. In 1981-1983, the bridge was reconstructed as a suspension bridge (engineers B.E. Dvorkin, R.R. Shipov). It was supplied with two temporary metal piers after part of the chain was damaged in the winter of 2002 (engineer Y.B. Devichinsky). The bridge is about 41.9 metres long and 2.1 metres wide.

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

Baldi Karl Valerianovich
Devichinsky Yu.B.
Dvorkin B.E.
Khristianovich Vasily Alexandrovich
Shipov R.R.
Traitteur Vasily Karlovich (Wilhelm, Guillaume)

Prachechny Lane/Saint Petersburg, city

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Post Office, Central
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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

Traitteur Vasily Karlovich (Wilhelm, Guillaume; 1788-1859), engineer, bridge builder

TRAITTEUR VASILY KARLOVICH (WILHELM, GUILLAUME) (1788-1859), engineer, lithographer, Major General (1830). Immigrant from Germany. In 1814-1831, he was in the Russian service. In 1816, he created the first lithograph in Russia