A new drawbridge will be built in St. Petersburg
Governor Georgy Poltavchenko said that two new bridges will be built in St. Petersburg. Both will improve the transport situation in the Nevsky District: one will be a drawbridge and the other will be an immoveable high-span bridge. Connecting Zolnaya and Fayansovaya streets, the bridge will be constructed as a part of the Eastern High-Speed Diameter, a toll road, which will connect the western and eastern parts of the city with access to the Leningrad region. Its nearest "neighbour" will be the Finland Railway Bridge.
The second bridge should become a new city landmark: it is planned to be a drawbridge. Its construction has been planned for more than ten years. It will link Bolshoy Smolensky Avenue and Kollontay Street.
Georgy Poltavchenko also recalled in his radio speech that six new large bridges have appeared in the city over the last 15 years. Among them, there is the Bolshoy Obukhovsky Bridge, part of the St. Petersburg Ring Road, three bridges within the Western High-Speed Diameter, the pedestrian Yakhtenny Bridge, leading from the 300-Anniversary Park to the new stadium on the Krestovsky Island, as well as the almost-finished Serny bridge, which will be opened for transport by the spring.