Lavr Proskuryakov
Lavr Dmitrievich Proskuryakov (18 August 1858 – 14 September 1926) was a leading bridge builder of Imperial Russia.

Proskuryakov was responsible for many bridges constructed along the Trans-Siberian Railway
Trans-Siberian Railway
The Trans-Siberian Railway is a network of railways connecting Moscow with the Russian Far East and the Sea of Japan. It is the longest railway in the world...

, including the one crossing the Kotorosl River in Yaroslavl
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 (1896), another spanning the Yenisey near Krasnoyarsk
Krasnoyarsk is a city and the administrative center of Krasnoyarsk Krai, Russia, located on the Yenisei River. It is the third largest city in Siberia, with the population of 973,891. Krasnoyarsk is an important junction of the Trans-Siberian Railway and one of Russia's largest producers of...

 (1898) and the Khabarovsk Bridge
Khabarovsk Bridge
Khabarovsk Bridge is a road and rail bridge built in 1999. It crosses the Amur River in eastern Russia, and connects the urban-type settlement of Imeni Telmana in the Jewish Autonomous Oblast, and city of Khabarovsk in the Khabarovsk Krai...

 across the Amur River (1916). His project for the Yenisey Bridge
Krasnoyarsk Bridge
Krasnoyarsk Railway Bridge in Krasnoyarsk, Siberia, carries the Krasnoyarsk Railway across the Yenisei. The structure was constructed between 1893 and 1896 to Lavr Proskuryakov's design, was awarded the Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle by a special committee, led by Gustave Eiffel.When...

 was awarded the Gold Medal at the Exposition Universelle (1900)
Exposition Universelle (1900)
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 and was approved by the UNESCO
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 for inclusion in the World Heritage List. In Moscow
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, he designed Andreyevsky Bridge
Andreyevsky Bridge
Andreyevsky Bridge name refers to a historical bridge demolished in 1998 and three existing bridges across Moskva River, located between Luzhniki and Gorky Park in Moscow.- Andreyevsky Rail Bridge :...

 and Krasnoluzhsky Bridge
Krasnoluzhsky Bridge
The name Krasnoluzhsky Bridge refers to three existing bridges across Moskva River, located between Kievsky Rail Terminal and Luzhniki in Moscow.- Krasnoluzhsky Rail Bridge :...


Proskuryakov was also known as a brilliant teacher. His textbook on construction engineering
Construction engineering
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 (in 2 volumes) went through six editions during his lifetime. Yevhen Paton compared Proskuryakov's bridges to Pushkin's poems, and the Proskuryakov Gold Medal was awarded for the best bridge designs since 1912.
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