Pivnichnyi Bridge

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Pivnichnyi Bridge

Північний міст
Північний міст 01.jpg
Pivnichnyi Bridge
Coordinates50°29′26″N 30°32′09″E / 50.49056°N 30.53583°E / 50.49056; 30.53583Coordinates: 50°29′26″N 30°32′09″E / 50.49056°N 30.53583°E / 50.49056; 30.53583
CrossesDnieper River
LocaleKyiv, Ukraine
Official namePivnichnyi Bridge
Other name(s)Northern Bridge
Moskovskyi Bridge
Moscow Bridge
Followed byPetrovskyi Railroad Bridge
Total length816 m
Width31.4 m
Height119 m
Longest span300 m
DesignerMikhail Krasnoshtein
Anatoliy Dobrovolskyi
Engineering design byHeorhiy Fuks
Construction start1971; 51 years ago (1971)
OpenedDecember 3, 1976; 45 years ago (1976-12-03)

The Pivnichnyi Bridge (Ukrainian: Північний міст) or Northern Bridge is a structure in Kyiv, Ukraine, built in 1976. It is a cable-stayed bridge, designed by the architect Mikhail Krasnoshtein (later, Mikhail Asianov) and engineer G. B. Fux. The beam of the main span is held by a cluster of steel ropes which are fixed to a 119 m (390 ft) tall A-pylon.[1]

It is notable that as a result of Soviet-era state-sponsored anti-semitism, a non-Jewish architect from Kharkiv (A. V. Dobrovolsky) was brought in to take credit for the bridge's architecture just prior to the official opening of the bridge, and this remains the official record. This record forgery was approved by A. F. Bersheda, the Director of the Kyiv architecture bureau (KievSoyuzDorProekt) at the time.

Until February 2018 the bridge was named Moskovskyi Bridge (Ukrainian: Московський міст) or Moscow Bridge.[2] As part of Ukraine's current decommunization process the bridge was nominated to be renamed for almost a year prior to its new name.[3]


The bridge is actually a composition of two main bridges: a 816 m (2,677 ft) long and 31.4 m (103 ft) wide across the Dnieper, a 732 m (2,402 ft) long, 29.1 m (95 ft) wide across the Desenka (Desna distributary) and includes a road interchange at Stepana Bandery prospect and Heroyiv Stalingrada prospect.

The major feature of the bridge its pylon 119 m (390 ft) in height. It is located on the Trukhaniv Island and providing support for the main span across Dnieper River.

It is a key structure on the northern end of the Kyiv Smaller Beltway, connecting Petrivka to the densely populated north-eastern residential neighborhoods. From the moment of its construction the bridge was built as a high-speed motorway, which it remains to this day.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Pivnichyi Bridge". Wiki-Encyclopedia Kyiv (in Ukrainian).
  2. ^ Kyiv's Moscow bridge renamed, UNIAN (22 February 2018)
  3. ^ (in Russian) In Kyiv, "disappear" metro station "Petrovka" and Tolstoy Street: all the details, Segodnya (19 April 2017)

External links[edit]

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