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Tuchkov Bridge (Russian: Ту́чков мост) is the bridge across Malaya Neva (distributary of Neva river) in Saint Petersburg, Russia. Its length is 226 meters and its width is 36 meters. Tuchkov bridge connects Vasilievsky Island and Petrogradsky Island.
The bridge was built in 1758 as a wooden bridge. It got its name after local businessman Avraam Tuchkov who financed its construction and who had warehouses nearby. The bridge has been reconstructed several times during its history. Last time it was reconstructed in 1962-1965. Modern Tuckov bridge has three spans, the middle one being a draw span. Unlike most of the other bridges in St. Petersburg, the design Tuchkov bridge lacks decorations.
Arkady Svidrigailov, the character from Dostoevsky's novel Crime and Punishment, spends the last night of his life looking into water of Malaya Neva from Tuchkov bridge.