Novo-Nikolsky Bridge

Novo-Nikolskiy Bridge over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg, Russia
Novo-Nikolskiy Bridge over the Griboedov Canal

One of the least interesting bridges crossing the Griboedov Canal, the Novo-Nikolsky Bridge is a simple single-span construction without ornament. The original cast-iron, single-span bridge, built here between 1835 and 1837, collapsed almost as soon as it was opened, and was replaced in 1841 with an extremely decorative humpbacked cast-iron bridge, designed with the assistance of famous architect Carlo Rossi. Sadly, this bridge only lasted for thirty years before it was replaced. The current reinforce-concrete bridge dates from 1934.