Thursday, 21 January 2021

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Address:  Moscow

Design — 1998–2003
Realization — 2004


A pedestrian bridge connecting Prechistenskaya and Bersenevskaya Embankments was built in honor of the emperor of Russia Alexander I. The patriarchal pedestrian bridge starts directly from the stylobate of the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. The bridge width is determined by the width of the stylobate.

The bridge direction along the axis of the cathedral is determined according to the historical and archival records (its layout has been approved by the emperor Nicholas I on November 26, 1842).

The Pedestrian Bridge has three flights:

  • directly from the stylobate of the temple to Prechistenskaya Embankment (53 meters);
  • across the Moskva River from Prechistenskaya to Bersenevskaya Embankment (105 meters);
  • on the spit of the island (43 meters).

Bridge footings are put forward out of borders of the existing embankments; ladder descents to walking embankments are provided there.

When the Patriarchal Pedestrian Bridge was finished the city has received one more magnificent walking route. A beautiful panorama of the opposite bank of the Moskva River, the Cathedral of Christ the Savior and ensemble of the Moscow Kremlin opens from the bridge.

The project of the bridge decoration was carried out under the guidance of the academician Z. K. Tsereteli.

Technical and economic performance:

  • Bridge length — 201 m
  • Bridge width — 12 m (within fences).
  • Bridge area — 2 412 m²
  • Upper mark (at handrail level) — 139,24 m
Object category: Public improvements