The Big Obukhovsky Bridge is the newest (not taking into account the Blagoveshchensky Bridge rebuilt in 2007) bridge across the Neva River in Saint Petersburg
. It is also the only bridge across the Neva which is not a drawbridge.
It is located in Nevsky District, in the middle stream of the Neva. It connects Obukhovskaya Oborona Prospekt with Oktyabrskaya Embankment. It is a cable-stayed bridge; the steel wire ropes are the key element of supporting construction.
The bridge is located in a part of the Neva that is difficult to navigate as the Neva bends after it. Interchanges are with the Oktyabrskaya Embankment on the east end and Obukhovskaya Oborona Prospekt on the west end. The first is built on thus far unoccupied right bank of the Neva, while the second one is complex to meet the design requirement that it could be squeezed into tiny plot of land between residential buildings on Rabfak Street and Obukhovskaya Oborona Prospekt. Also, there are a tram line and the railroad line from Obukhovo station to Obukhov State Plant located there.
The full length of the bridge passage is 2824 m, including 382 m long main span and ramps. The height of the main span is 30 meters.