Unusual streets of Moscow

• Unusual streets of Moscow

Moscow, like many cities in our country, develops rather chaotic and spontaneous way. The system, of course, there is. That's just not one of the three master plans of development of the capital in the twentieth century has not been made, even by half.

Today will discuss how there were broad streets, leading from nowhere to nowhere.

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Let's start with the People's (ex Krasnokholmskaya) streets

Central Moscow - is the narrow streets, where two cars can hardly pass one another. And here we see a relatively wide roadway with very low traffic. People down the street from the Taganka Square to the waterfront, almost at a standstill. Why, they ask, could I do it so wide, if it is, in fact, leads to nowhere?

Unusual streets of Moscow

However, it appears that the street was not always a dead end. Prior to the grand reconstruction of Moscow in 30 years of the twentieth century it was part of the Garden Ring! This is clearly seen on old maps. During Stalin's reconstruction of the Garden Ring has changed several trace. Big Krasnokholmsky Bridge has moved 200 meters upstream, and the street has changed its name to the People, and has become a "dead end."

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This is still a big Krasnokholmsky Bridge

Unusual streets of Moscow

The same thing happened with the Great Stone Bridge and the street Lenivka

Now it is a broad one-way street, abutting one end of the river, and the other in the Pushkin Museum.

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But before it was aligned with the Big Stone Bridge. By the way, note that as soon as it was an organized movement on Borovitskaya area.

Manezhnaya Street was formerly called Neglinnoy

Unusual streets of Moscow

Now on Znamenka begins wide highways, but before this place was a typical city block.

Unusual streets of Moscow

View from the Cathedral of Christ the Savior. Please note that some of the towers of the Kremlin - white.

Unusual streets of Moscow

houses demolished, the bridge was built at the new location, and Lenivka was once a broad and "dead end" street in the city center. By the way, this is one of the shortest streets in Moscow, the length of a little over 150 meters. But there are even shorter, for example, Venitsianova street located in the northern district of the capital in the village of "Falcon". its length is only 48 meters. Do you know what the street (not a highway or avenue, namely Street) in Moscow is the longest? I suggest you to think a little. For those who are too lazy - the answer at the end of the post.

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The street without homes

Strange fate fell Moskvoretskaya street. Formally, it is, but it has virtually disappeared. There is not a single house or building. Now the street is only wide exit from Moscow River bridge.

Unusual streets of Moscow

And before Moskvoretskaya was though not very long, but full-fledged street.

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However, it at least was lucky to survive even in a rather strange way. But the streets and alleys, and is located between Moskvoretskaya Kitaygorodsky travel, disappeared forever.

Unusual streets of Moscow

A more bizarre fate was in Novokrymskogo directions

Another road is wide and short (261 meter), abuts the waterfront.

Unusual streets of Moscow

At first, I thought that, as in the previous case, we are dealing with the same trace of the Garden Ring. But we look at the map and see that the old Crimean bridge was in the same place as now, as Novokrymskogo directions even under a different name never existed.

Unusual streets of Moscow

It was found that while the current Crimean Bridge was built, the old moved to nesklko meters downstream, and that it does not rest in the house, through which paved Novokrymsky travel. The bridge then, of course, understand, and a wide passage remains.

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In Tushino is quiet and narrow street Boat.

Unusual streets of Moscow

But at one point the roadway extended right up to the six broad bands. This is done with the sole purpose of transporting Kosmichekikh shuttle "Buran" with the Tushino machine-building factory to berth at the Khimki Reservoir. Then, "Buran" was loaded on a barge and floated further.

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"Buran"

It is unlikely that in Tushino will collect spaceships again, and wide portion Lodochnaya streets will remain forever.

Unusual streets of Moscow

Lost Highways

Not all unusual in the streets of Moscow, we are obliged to the Soviet past. They continue to appear today. Here, for example, the third main streets. Her recently remodeled, turning it into a super fast highway. Wide end street abuts the TTC interchange with the Moscow-City.

Unusual streets of Moscow

And another, narrower in the fence.

Of course, since no one thinks. According to Luzhkov's general plan, the third main streets had turned into a highway and connect Moscow City with the Fourth Ring Road in the area Berzarina streets. However, the ring was mutated rest against the fence in the chord, and a high-speed highway. And nobody is going to correct this situation.

A similar fate folded and yet only two kilometers constructed portion of the fourth ring. He became a member under construction Northeast chord, which is kind of like building only when finished - is unclear. In the meantime, the motorist accidentally falls on this stretch of road, experiencing a real cultural shock. Chic multi-lane road and no cars in both directions!