Tuchkov Bridge

Pontoon bridge across the River Malaya Neva, uniting Vasilyevsky Island and the Petersburg Side (late 1750s). Named after the nearby timber yards of merchant Abraham Tuchkov. Replaced by a wooden multi-span bridge built on piles (1833–35) with a bascule mechanism (existed until 1948). First artificial asphalt in Russia laid on the bridge (1839).

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