Potseluev Bridge

Location: Moika embankment
Distance from the hotel: 1,2 km / 0.8 miles

Potseluev Bridge over the Moika River (formerly known as Tsvetnoy) is located 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 neighboring tavern owned by merchant Potseluev; the tavern was called Potseluy! (meaning " the kiss!").

The granite-faced rubble piers support a cast-iron tubing 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.

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