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Moscow: B.Khmelnitsky Bridge by Nightcitylights Moscow: B.Khmelnitsky Bridge by Nightcitylights
Russia, Moscow, Bogdan Khmelnitsky bridge

Bogdan Khmelnitsky bridge was built in 2001 on the bases of Krasnoluzhsky rail bridge constructed in 1907.

The original Nicholas II bridge and its twin, Sergievsky bridge (now known as Andreyevsky bridge) were built in 1903–1907. They carried two tracks of Moscow inner ring railroad across Luzhniki bend. Both were designed as suspended-deck bridges by Lavr Proskuryakov (structural engineering) and Alexander Pomerantsev (architectural design). Proskuryakov's work, considered a marvel of engineering, was proven by the 1908 flood: water level exceeded the maximum design specification by a meter and a half; the bridges stood unharmed. After the February Revolution of 1917, the tzarist title was replaced with a politically correct Krasnoluzhsky, literally Red Meadows.

In 1990's the Third Ring road was built in Moscow, parallel to existing railway tracks. New Krasnoluzhsky road bridge was constructed in 1997-1998. Instead of scrapping the old steel arch, city planners re-used it as a structural core of the new pedestrian bridge, half a mile upstream. So Krasnoluzhsky bridge was moved to a new place, rebuilt and named after Bohdan Khmelnytsky, hetman of Ukraine (1595-1657).

Canon 40D, 17-85, ISO 100, F/11, HDR pano from 12 sets of 3 shots (2.5, 6, 15 sec)

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Winner of the Building Exterior Competition held by =PanoramaClub

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Moscow: B.Khmelnitsky Bridge by *Nightcitylights is a colorful and interesting photo with great perspective and detail. ( Suggested by Studio68 and Featured by PorcelainPoet )
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IsakiYukihara Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2014  Professional Photographer
This looks amazing <3
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DurgaTruex Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2013  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow!! Inspired composition!
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visceralzen Featured By Owner Jun 14, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Inspired awesomeness!
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OK-Photography Featured By Owner May 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Hey
This amazing piece of photography got featured in my journal! :wave:

keep it up :thumbsup::)
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Astranat Featured By Owner May 16, 2011
super :nod:
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TheNoskaa Featured By Owner Mar 29, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
lovely glow.
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minimeany Featured By Owner Jan 17, 2011
I have featured your picture in my journal. Have a look! [link]
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siddhartha19 Featured By Owner Jul 9, 2010
Perfect. Really good shot. The reflection on the water, the chain and the bridge lights are too captivating. Hats off for the BRILLIANT work.
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FelixInden Featured By Owner May 19, 2010  Hobbyist Photographer
Wow why did i see this just now....great composition, stitching. lights reflection
BANG great Pano!

greetings from cologne
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ArtByCher Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2010   Traditional Artist
Bravo! I don't see a single flaw in this. absolutely stunning!
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