English Bridge (Saint Petersburg)

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English Bridge
Английский мост
Angliysky Bridge SPB 01.jpg
Carries Pedestrian
Crosses Fontanka River
Locale Saint Petersburg
Characteristics
Design Arch Bridge
Total length 60.8 m
Width 4.7 m
History
Opened 1910 (wooden), 1963

English Bridge (Russian: Английский мост) is a pedestrian bridge across Fontanka River connecting Pokrovsky and Anonymous islands in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

History[edit]

Five span wooden bridge existed at the location since 1910.[1] It took the traffic load previously carried by Egyptian Bridge after the latter collapsed in 1905.

Modern bridge was built in 1962-1963 to the designs of architects Areshev and Vasilkovsky under the supervision of engineer Kerlikov. The construction is a three span bridge set on ferroconcrete abutments with granite cover. Metal railings have a simple pattern.[2]

The bridge takes its name from the nearby English Prospekt.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Английский мост (in Russian). 
  2. ^ Английский мост (in Russian). 
  3. ^ Горбачевич К.С.; Хабло Е.П. (2002). Почему так названы? О происхождении названий улиц, площадей, островов, рек и мостов Санкт-Петербурга. Saint Petersburg: Норинт. p. 353. ISBN 5-7711-0019-6. 

Coordinates: 59°54′57″N 30°17′28″E / 59.91583°N 30.29111°E / 59.91583; 30.29111