|Country of Location:||
Country of LocationSwitzerland
|Library / Collection:||
Library / CollectionEisenbibliothek
Manuscript TitleProzhekt mosta chrez reku Nevu dlja udobnosti prokhozhdenija su-dov vo vsjakoe vremja 1802 [transcription].
CaptionPaper · 24 ff. · 48 x 34 cm · 1802
Manuscript SummaryThis large-format manuscript (the translation of the Russian title is “Bridge-building project across the Neva River to accommodate the passage of ships at all times, 1802”) presents a bridge-building project across the Neva River in St. Petersburg. Following the title page with a decorative frame in a gray color wash (fol. 2) and the table of contents (fol. 3), there are twelve panels of watercolored drawings that give an overview and a detailed view of the project. Seven illustrations are two-sided, one of them has a fold-out page. All texts in this manuscript are in Russian and in Cyrillic script. — The bridge was designed by Charles Baird (1766–1843), a Scottish engineer who had set up a business for metal casting, machine construction and shipbuilding in St. Petersburg and who had built a cast-iron bridge nearby in 1805/06. The manuscript’s bridge project, however, calls for a combination of a floating bridge and a drawbridge: the floating bridge, resting on pontoons, splits into two branches, which end in two drawbridges near the shore (fol. 4a-5), so that it is possible to cross the bridge even while a ship passes beneath it. Other panels show, for example, the lifting mechanism hidden in the pillars (fol. 14a, 16, 17) and one of the boat-like pontoons anchored in the bed of the Neva River (fol. 20a-21). – The manuscript was purchased in Copenhagen in 1978.
|DOI (Digital Object Identifier):||
DOI (Digital Object Identifier10.5076/e-codices-ebs-0057 (http://dx.doi.org/10.5076/e-codices-ebs-0057)
|IIIF Manifest URL:||
IIIF Manifest URLhttps://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/metadata/iiif/ebs-0057/manifest.json
|How to quote:||
How to quoteSchlatt, Eisenbibliothek, Mss 57: Prozhekt mosta chrez reku Nevu dlja udobnosti prokhozhdenija su-dov vo vsjakoe vremja 1802 [transcription]. (https://www.e-codices.unifr.ch/en/list/one/ebs/0057).
DecorationOther, Full Page, Tinted Drawing
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