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Egyptian Bridge

Egyptian Bridge

General Information

Other name(s): Egypetskiy most
Beginning of works: 1825
End of works: 1826
Status: destroyed (1905)

Project Type

Structure: Suspension bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Saint Petersburg, Northwestern Federal District, Russia
Crossed:
  • Fontanka River

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 54.86 m
sag 5.49 m
sag:span 1:10
deck deck width 10.68 m

Chronology

20 January 1905

A cavalry regiment passes the bridge. One suspension cable breaks and the bridge collapses. Among the 60 people propelled into the river none have fatal injuries, although several horses perish.

1908

The remains of the bridge are dismantled.

Participants

Design

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20005717
  • Date created
    01/10/2002
  • Last Update
    31/07/2014