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Obukhovsky Bridge

  • Obukhovskiy Bridge over the Fontanka River in St Petersburg, Russia
    Obukhovskiy Bridge over the Fontanka River
  • Wintery weather conditions at Obukhovskyi Bridge over the Fontanka River
    Wintery weather conditions at Obukhovskiy Bridge

One of seven stone bridges built across the Fontanka River in the 1780s, the Obukhovsky Bridge is name in honor of the man who built the first wooden bridge here in 1717. It forms a part of Moskovsky Prospekt, St. Petersburg's southern arterial avenue. The bridge was originally a drawbridge, with a design similar to the Lomonosov Bridge. Sadly, the towers were removed when the central span was replaced in 1865. The current reinforced-concrete bridge, faced in traditional granite, dates from 1939, when Moskovsky Prospekt was significantly widened.

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