Kolomensky Bridge

Kolomenskiy Bridge over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg, Russia
Kolomenskiy Bridge over the Griboedov Canal

Completed in 1969, Kolomensky Bridge crosses the Griboedov Canal in the sleepy Kolomna District, hence the name. A 37-meter pedestrian bridge, Kolomesnky Bridge is most remarkable for its engineering, which permits the weight of the span to be supported by aluminium tubes only 270mm in diameter. The bridge is a slender metal structure, and is plainly decorated, with bright green railings and granite-faced abutments and steps. The abutments support tall, thin metal lampposts topped with glass orbs.