Flour Bridge

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Flour Bridge
Мучной мост
Muchnoi bridge St Petersburg.jpg
Carries pedestrian
Crosses Griboyedov Canal
Locale Saint Petersburg
Characteristics
Design Arch Bridge
Total length 22.5 m
Width 2.3 м
History
Opened 1931 (original), 1951 (modern)

The Flour Bridge (Russian: Мучной мост) is a bridge across the Griboyedov Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia.

Close-up of the railings and stairways

The bridge got its name from the flour warehouses located nearby, which were built in the 18th century and also gave their name to the nearby Flour Alley. [1]

The first bridge at this place was built in 1931, it had three spans and carried heating pipes. In 1951 the bridge was rebuilt according to P. V. Bazhenov's design which converted it into a single span pedestrian bridge.

The arch of the bridge is created by a curvilinear steel beam which is supported by the quay walls. Gently sloping stairways descend at the ends of the bridge.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 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°55′52″N 30°19′16″E / 59.9310694544°N 30.3209916767°E / 59.9310694544; 30.3209916767