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1st Engineer Bridge, St. Petersburg

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  • 1-th Engineering bridge (former summer) connects the island summer garden and river Moika Spassky in a central area of St. Petersburg. At this place in 1720-1750 years there was a wooden bridge-aqueduct work of Dutch architect Herman baths Boles through Fontanka River to work the fountains of the summer garden, as well as a pedestrian bridge. A new wooden bridge was built in 60-ies of XVIII century. In 1824-1826 under the project engineer P. Bazin instead of wood was erected a new single-span arched bridge of cast iron sections, fastened together with bolts. Proletnoe building was a dvuhsharnirnye arch. Summer bridge is slightly different from previously constructed iron bridges. The suggestion was that the walls and bottoms of cast-iron sections, forming a proletnoe structure, were cut by apertures, thereby decreased the weight of the vault. In addition, the proletnoe structure based on wall promenade. Sidewalks were placed on the console outside the carriageway bridge. The facades are decorated with ornate cast-iron span embossed plates to the tune of armor of Russian soldiers. Railings are similar in the picture a lattice summer garden with hand washing and the yard of the castle of engineering. Light poles are bunches of overlapping copies that have hexagonal lanterns. In the second half of the 19th century Summer bridge ...
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  • Indignerny bridge garden earlier in the summer had little bird statue beneath the bridge everyone there he was throwing in a coin. Is so try your luck.
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  • First practical advice. If you are chasing the best behind-the-scenes chizhika-pyzhika you, you drop the camera into the water, one should not fall into despair. For such rastjap is installed underneath the grate. During normal water levels it is not visible. The camera goes down, but the SD-card with your photo will be there where you are sent ... Now, a bit of history. Near the bridge, opposite the summer garden from 1835 to the year 1917 was the Imperial School of jurisprudence. It was an elite boarding school, equal status with the famous Carskosel'skim Lyceum. Although he took only the sons of Gentry from 12 to 17 years, and educators tried to maintain paramilitary discipline, but youth took its toll. Next were components and temptations, and worldly experience. In the early 19th century, the capital of the students left in green uniforms with yellow cuffs and petlicami. From here and went to a song: Chizhik-pyzhik, where have you been? Na fontanke drank vodka. Drank a glass, drank two is Spun in his head.
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