Novo-kamenniy Bridge

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Novo-kamenniy Bridge
Новокаменный мост
Novokamenny Bridge 0.jpg
Looking upstream[clarification needed]
Coordinates 59°54′54″N 30°21′02″E / 59.91500°N 30.35056°E / 59.91500; 30.35056Coordinates: 59°54′54″N 30°21′02″E / 59.91500°N 30.35056°E / 59.91500; 30.35056
Carries Vehicles, trams and pedestrians
Crosses Obvodny Canal
Locale Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
Official name Old Yamskoi Vodoprovodniy Aqueduct[citation needed]
Design Beam (Gerard, Guttsajt); arch (Bazaine, Erakov)
Material Wood (Gerard); granite (Bazaine); brick and stone (Erakov); reinforced concrete (Guttsajt)
Total length 25.6 m (Bazaine); 42.7 m (Erakov); 38.2 m (Guttsajt)
Width 14 m (Erakov); 44.8 m (Guttsajt)
Designer Gerard (1800s); Bazaine (1816–1821); Erakov (1846–1848); Guttsajt (1967–1970)
Opened 1821 (Bazaine); 1848 (Bazaine); 1970 (Guttsajt)
Water system of Ligovsky Canal
Dudergofskoye lake
Dudergofka River
Left arrow To Moskovskoye s.
Three highways interchange
Ring RoadRight arrow To Bronka
Three highways interchange
Dachnaya street
Three highways interchange
DiameterRight arrow To sea port terminal
Left arrow To Predportovaya
Right arrow To Ulyanka, Ligovo
Left arrow To Predportovaya
Right arrow To Leninsky Prospekt
Left arrow To Predportovaya
Right arrow To Leninsky Prospekt
Left arrow To Konstitutsii square
Leninsky Pr.Right arrow To Leninsky Metro
Krasnenkaya River
Left arrow To Konstitutsii square
KrasnoputilovskayaRight arrow To Avtovo
Moscow Gate Square
Moskovsky Avenue
Tsarskoselskaya Railway
Kubinskaya Street
ObvodnyY. V. Aqueduct
Aviatorov Pound
Znamenskya Square
Nevsky Prospect
Fontanka River
Panteleymonovsky Aqueduct
Fountains of Summer garden
Pounds in Tauride garden
Steam pump
Water inlet 1720s
Neva River
Moyka River

Novo-kamenniy Bridge is a crossing of the Obvodny Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation. The bridge forms part of Ligovsky Avenue and connects Bezimyanni Island with the Tsentralny and Frunzensky districts of the city.


‘Gerard’ bridge[edit]

The first bridge to be built was constructed at the end of the 18th century; construction was supervised by engineer Ivan Gerard. The ‘Gerard’ bridge replaced a wooden beam aqueduct built to carry the Ligovsky Canal—the Yamskoi Vodoprovodniy Aqueduct—though the Ligovsky Canal was filled-in in the 1890s;[citation needed] the ‘Gerard’ bridge occupied the alignment of the filled-in canal.[citation needed]

‘Bazaine’ bridge[edit]

After having problems with decay[clarification needed] and levels of passenger traffic, the ‘Gerard’ bridge was replaced. Engineer Pierre-Dominique Bazaine supervised the construction of the second bridge on the current bridge's site, which took place between 1816 and 1821.[citation needed]

‘Erakov’ bridge[edit]

A third bridge was constructed between 1846 and 1848 under the direction of engineer A. N. Erakov. The ‘Erakov’ bridge featured granite pools for drinking from,[clarification needed by rewording sentence] with the water being sourced from the Ligovsky Canal.[citation needed] The ‘Erakov’ bridge was repaired and reconstructed in 1862, 1872 and 1874[citation needed]—though changes were not made to the bridge's design or general appearance.

Current (‘Guttsajt’) bridge[edit]

With intensive building in southern areas of (the then) Leningrad in the 1950s, Ligovsky Avenue and the roads around Obvodny Canal Quay became congested.[citation needed] The 14 metre-wide ‘Erakov’ bridge—built in 1848—was too narrow to cope with the volume of traffic using it and, thus, a decision was taken[who?] to substantially widen the bridge.

The current bridge was designed by architect L. A. Noskov[citation needed] and was constructed between 1968 and 1970, developed by engineers N. P. Agapov and A. D. Guttsajt.[citation needed] The ‘Guttsajt’ bridge was substantially wider than its predecessor—at just under 45 metres in width—and was opened to public use on November 7, 1970.[citation needed]