Lakhtinsky crossover

The Lakhtinsky crossover is a railroad line that crosses the Lakhtinsky Razliv lake in Saint Petersburg, Russia. For the first stage of the Primorskaya line on the route from Novaya Derevnya to Lakhta, it was necessary to cross lake Lakhtinsky Razliv.

Lakhtinsky crossover
CarriesOne way rail traffic
CrossesLakhtinsky Razliv Lake
LocaleLakhtinsky Razliv Lake
Maintained byRZhD, OktZhD, SPbZhD
DesignMetal one-span girder bridge, based on box-shaped beams on stone coastal foundations
Width1 track-way
Construction end1894
Opened1894, 1925


Engineer P. A. Avenarius constructed the crossover in 1894. It was a 200-metre (660 ft) pile bridge which paralleled the Lakhtinsky dam on which there was a road.[1] Near to the bridge, Shunting loop Dum and Shunting loop 2 verst were constructed. The bridge opened July 12, 1894.[1]

Destruction and rebuilding

Catastrophic flooding on September 23, 1924 completely destroyed the bridge. It was restored in 1925 at its current location.[1]

Current structure

As of 2009, the bridge is a metal one-span girder bridge, constructed from box-shaped beams on stone foundations.


  1. Chepurin, Sergey; Nikolayenko, Arkady (May 2007). Сестрорецкая и Приморская железные дороги [Sestroretsk and Primorskaya railways] (in Russian). Retrieved February 21, 2009.

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