Krasnoarmeysky Bridge

  • Pedestrian Krasnoarmeiskiy Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia
    Pedestrian Krasnoarmeiskiy Bridge
  • Winter view of Krasnoarmeiskiy Bridge over the Fontanka River in St Petersburg, Russia
    Winter view of Krasnoarmeiskiy Bridge

A three-arch metal pedestrian bridge completed in 1956, Krasnoarmeysky - "Red Army" - Bridge crosses the Fontanka River next to the mouth of the Kryukov Canal, and was designed to carry heating pipes across the Fontanka. The bridge's abutments and piers are faced in granite, and the span of the bridge is sparsely decorated with simple cast-iron railings and slender cast-iron lampposts supporting pairs of glass orbs. The bridge's position affords fine views down the Kryukov Canal, and onto the domes of the Trinity Cathedral opposite.