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Lower Swan Bridge

  • Lower Swan Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia
    Lower Swan Bridge in St Petersburg
  • Wrought-iron railings of Lower Swan Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia
    Wrought-iron railings of Lower Swan Bridge

Crossing the Winter Channel between the Summer Gardens and the Field of Mars, this attractive stone bridge has had a troubled history due to structural weaknesses in the original design. Built in 1836 by Andrei Gotman, the arched single-span bridge consisted of a brick arch resting on granite-faced abutments. The arch had to be reconstructed twice, in 1880 and again in 1925, when it was replaced with reinforced concrete.

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