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The subject index / Potseluev Bridge

Potseluev Bridge

Categories / Architecture/Bridges

POTSELUEV BRIDGE, (in 1738 known as Tsvetnoy), over the Moika River, on Glinki Street. The bridge was built in 1808-1816 (with intervals, architect V.I. Hastie) in place of a wooden pedestrian bridge that had existed here since 1738 and was replaced, in its turn, by a cart three-span wooden bridge on stone piers in 1768. Its name refers to the name of a neighbouring tavern owned by merchant Potseluev; the tavern was called Potseluy! (meaning "kiss!"). The granite-faced rubble piers support a cast-iron tubbing frame, replaced by double-hinged ingot-iron arches in 1907-1908 (engineer A.P. Pshenitsky). The piers carry four granite obelisks with square torches on corbels. In 1952 and 1969, the lost elements of the architectural decor were restored (architect A.L. Rotach). The bridge is 41.5 metres long and 23.5 metres wide.

D. Y. Guzevich, S.Z. Suponitsky, N.M. Kozlovskaya.

Hastie Vasily Ivanovich (William)
Pshenitsky Andrey (Andrzej) Petrovich
Rotach Alexander Lukich

Glinka St./Saint Petersburg, city


Bridges (entry)

BRIDGES, an integral part of the urban planning structure and architectural appearance of St. Petersburg. In 2002, the city numbered 342 bridges of various kinds and types; in Kronstadt: 5 bridges, Pushkin: 54 bridges, Petrodvorets: 51 bridges

Hastie V.I. (1753-1832), architect.

Hastie Vasily Ivanovich (William) (1753-1832), architect. Native of Switzerland, in 1784 he came to Russia by invitation of C. Cameron, settling in Tsarskoye Selo on Angliiskaya Street

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