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The subject index / Siny Bridge

Siny Bridge

Categories / Architecture/Bridges

SINY BRIDGE (Blue Bridge, called by its colour), across the Moika River, from Voznesensky Avenue to Antonenko Lane, constitutes part of St. Isaac Square. Since 1737, a wooden drawbridge was here (master H. van Boles), which later was transformed into a three-span bridge on stone piers, with a wooden framework. In 1818, a cast-iron bridge was constructed (the project of 1807, engineer V.I. Hastie) with a cast iron arch on granite-faced rubble piers. In 1842-44, the bridge was widened from 41 metres to its current dimensions (engineers E.A. Adam, A.D. Gotman, I.S. Zavadovsky). The granite obelisks were replaced with cast-iron lanterns. In 1930, some part of the construction of 1818 was replaced with a solid reinforced concrete arch (engineers V.V. Chebotarev, O.E. Bugaeva), the lanterns and the decoration of the lower part have been lost; the cast iron supports have been destroyed. In 2002, major repairs of the bridge and restoration of the decor was carried out (engineer T.Y. Kuznetsova; architect O.A. Kuzevanov). Siny Bridge is the widest bridge in St. Petersburg, the width of its outer dimensions totals 97.3 metres (rather than 99.9 metres, as a legend puts it); it is 32-metres-long.

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

Adam Egor Andreevich
Boles Harmann van
Bugaeva O.E.
Chebotarev V.V.
Gotman Andrey Danilovich
Hastie Vasily Ivanovich (William)
Kuzevanov Oleg А.
Kuznetsova T.Yu.
Zavadovsky I.S.

Antonenko Lane/Saint Petersburg, city
St.Isaac's Square/Saint Petersburg, city
Voznesensky Ave/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


FLOODS. Raises of water over 160 centimetres above the zero-level of Kronstadt Tide-gauge or over 150 centimetres above the zero water level of the Neva River (the water post is located near the Mining Institute)

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