- Tripartite Bridge
Tripartite Bridge or Three-Arched Bridge (Russian: "Трехколенный мост", "Трехарочный мост", or "Тройной мост") is the name commonly applied by
St Petersburgers to a pair of diminutive bridges, similar in design and decoration and situated perpendicularly to each other in front of the Church of the Savior on Blood.
The ensemble consists of 15-meter-long Theatre Bridge across the
Griboyedov Canaland 18-meter-long Malo-Konyushennyi Bridge across the Moika River- both resting on a single Moika pier. Lipkin Bridge is also sometimes included in this group.
The bridges were first constructed in wood during the reign of
Empress Anne. A century later, architect Carlo Rossi conceived to unify the structures facing the Michael Palace into a uniform Neoclassical ensemble. His plans were realized between 1829and 1831when the bridges were rebuilt and decorated with identical lamp posts and ironwork fences featuring palmettes, spears, and gorgons.
Thanks to repairs undertaken in
1936, 1953and 1999, the bridge remains in good condition, and is still open to road and foot traffic.
* [http://www.saint-petersburg.org/encyclopedia/bridges/teatralny.htm Tripartite Bridge on www.saint-petersburg.org]
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