Potseluev Bridge

Potseluev Bridge

Infobox Bridge
bridge_name=Potseluev Bridge
Поцелуев Мост

crosses=Moyka River
locale=Saint Petersburg
design=Arch Bridge
length=41.5 meters
width=23.5 meters
* 1738 (wooden)
* 1768 (traffic)
* 1808 (cast iron)

coordinates= coord|59|55|42|N|30|17|42|E|region:RU_type:landmark_scale:2000|display=title,inline
The Potseluev Bridge ( _ru. Поцелуев мост, literaly "Bridge of Kisses") is a bridge across the Moyka River in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The name of the bridge spurred numerous urban legends. The panoramic view of Saint Isaac's Cathedral that opens from the bridge makes it a popular subject of artists paintings.

Name and history

During the first half of the 18th century, townspeople had set up a crossing across the Moyka river from improvised materials at the location of the modern bridge. [cite web
title = Поцелуев мост на сайте «Информационный портал Санкт-Петербурга»
url = http://www.spbin.ru/encyclopedia/bridges/potseluev.htm
language = Russian
] . In 1738 while the granite embankment of Moyka was being established, the wooden pedestrian bridge was built. It had a raising part to allow passage of mast ships. [ [http://www.opeterburge.ru/bridge_395.html Статья Анжелики Лихачевой на сайте «Всё, что нужно знать о Санкт-Петербурге»] ] . The wooden bridge was painted in different colours, and therefore was named "Coloured Bridge". In 1768 the bridge was reconstructed to accommodate horse traffic. At this time the structure was changed to three-span bridge standing on stone supports. [Статья [http://www.most-spb.ru/potceluev/potceluev_his.htm «Поцелуев мост. Историческая справка»] на [http://www.most-spb.ru/ сайте «Мосты Петербурга»] ] .

At the beginning of the 19th century a bridge ceased to meet the increased traffic loads and became rather dilapidated. Therefore, in 1816 it was rebuilt (intermittently) [http://www.encspb.ru/ru/article.php?kod = 2804006420 Potseluev bridge] website [http://www.encspb.ru/ru/index.php Encyclopedia of St. Petersburg] ] on a model project William Heste: Was built a new section odnoproletny nerazvodnoy iron arched bridge on pillars butovoy masonry with Granite but facings. [http://www.opeterburge.ru/bridge_395.html Статья Анжелики Лихачевой на сайте «Всё, что нужно знать о Санкт-Петербурге»] ] This formed the basis of different takes, others oppose this link Petersburg razvodnym or former bridge.

When the entrances to the bridge were installed four granite obelisk with lanterns, to enrich the appearance of crossing. Metal structures were manufactured at crossing the Ural's Nikolai Demidov.

At that time, was installed figural perilnaya grate bridge, which came to our day unchanged. Fine fence was copied from the figure fence embankments Moika River. It was made at the Petersburg iron factory. [http://service.sch239.spb.ru:8001/infoteka/root/history/room1/Levin/moika / moi_text / pocelue.html? PHPSESSID = 9ac1c6af29c8bef74a345e933b590a51 Article "Potseluev river bridge. Washing "] website [http://service.sch239.spb.ru:8001/infoteka/ INFO-TREE 239] ]

The first major renovation was made after heavy floods in 1824 and which nearly destroyed the bridge completely. [http://www.spbin.ru/encyclopedia/bridges/potseluev.htm Поцелуев мост] на сайте [http://www.spbin.ru/ «Информационный портал Санкт-Петербурга»] ]
[cite book
title= Почему так названы? О происхождении названий улиц, площадей, островов, рек и мостов Санкт-Петербурга
last=Горбачевич К.С.
coauthors=Хабло Е.П.
location=Saint Petersburg


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