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Crosses  Griboyedov Canal
Design  Arch Bridge
Opened  1896
Location  Saint Petersburg
Locale  Saint Petersburg
Width  3 m
Total length  20 m
Italian Bridge
Address  Griboyedov channel embankment, 13, Sankt-Peterburg, Russia, 191186
Hours  Open today · Open 24 hoursFridayOpen 24 hoursSaturdayOpen 24 hoursSundayOpen 24 hoursMondayOpen 24 hoursTuesdayOpen 24 hoursWednesdayOpen 24 hoursThursdayOpen 24 hours
Similar  Kazansky Bridge, Novo‑Konyushenny Bridge, Flour Bridge, Kokushkin Bridge, Sennoy Bridge

The Italian Bridge (Russian: Италья́нский мост) is the bridge across the Griboedov Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is a single span, steel, pedestrian bridge next to Italian street (hence the name). The bridge's length is 19.66 meters, the width is 3 meters.

History

The bridge was built in 1896 in the place of a boat ferry as a single span wooden bridge which connected Big and Little Italian streets. The engineer L.N. Kolpitsin was author of the project. The novelty at the time was use of xilolit plates as a paving material. In 1902 the bridge was rebuilt for the first time, and around 1911-1912 it was rebuilt again.

After quarter of century, in 1937 the bridge went through the capital reconstruction, in order to fit two termal pipes into it. In 1955 during the renovation of Griboedov Canal embankments the bridge was completely rebuilt again. Since then it has its modern look.

References

Italian Bridge Wikipedia


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