Bridges

Drawbridges and other interesting facts

St Petersburg is built on water, so there are many rivers and canals that need to be crossed. There are 434 bridges and 100 beautiful embankments in the city. However, only 12 of the bridges are raised. In order to learn the schedule of drawbridge and get familiar with other constructions of St Petersburg, read the following articles and feel free to leave your questions.

Pikalov bridge as a part of Seven bridges Point in Saint Petersburg Russia

Pikalov bridge (Russian: Pikalov most) across Griboedov canal is located along Kryukov Embankment. It connects Kolomensky and Pokrovsky islands. Unique and unusual crossing of Kryukov and Griboedov canals contributed to the creation of a beautiful Seven bridges spot. The bridge is situated close to Saint…

Liteynyy bridge in Saint Petersburg Russia

Liteyny or Foundry bridge is the second permanent bridge, built in Saint Petersburg. It connects Liteyny Avenue with Academic Lebedev Street on the Vyborg side. History Initially there was the Blagoveshchenskaya crossing, created before the Emperor’s decision to found Saint Petersburg. The crossing operated only…

Egyptian bridge in Saint Petersburg

The Egyptian bridge was initially chained, and built in 1825-1826 by Wilhelm von Traitteur and Vasily Khristianovich in Saint Petersburg. It crossed the Fontanka river along the avenue, currently called after Mikhail Lermontov. The name of the bridge came from its special decoration. The bridge…

Palace bridge in St Petersburg

The bridge connects the Spit of Vasilievsky island and Palace square and goes over the Bolshaya Neva. Palace bridge consists of five spans, and its raising span is 56,5 meters wide which makes it one of the largest in the world. The spans weigh 4868…

Anichkov bridge in St Petersburg (panorama view)

One of the first and the most popular bridges in St Petersburg - the Anichkov bridge. It’s among three bridges that follow the Nevsky Prospekt and cross the Fontanka river. Having wonderful sculptures of horses, this bridge is easy to recognize and memorize. Anichkov bridge…

Bank Bridge in Saint Petersburg, Russia

The Bank bridge is a beautiful pedestrian bridge that is protected by wonderful and mysterious myth griffons. It is one of the three “animal” bridges of Saint Petersburg, situated on the Griboedov Canal. The bridge opens a fascinating view on such city attractions as Nevsky…

The view on the Hermitage bridge from Neva

The Hermitage bridge across the Winter Canal close to the State Hermitage Museum was built at the same time as the granite embankments of the Neva river in 1763-1766. It is one of the oldest bridge constructions of Saint Petersburg. The bridge fitted in the…

Blue bridge in Saint Petersburg Russia

Saint Petersburg is a city of bridges the differ in their beautiful looks and interesting names. However, there are several crossings in the city that looked quite similar. In order to differentiate them, in 1730s it was suggested to paint the bridges, in particular, their…

The night view on Smolny Cathedral and Bolsheokhtinsky bridge

One of the most tremendous engineering constructions of Saint Petersburg, Bolsheokhtinsky bridge is often compared with the Eiffel tower thanks to its metal, look-a-like bracing and elements. Nowadays it is a popular transportation and pedestrian bridge that connects the historical region Okhta with the city…

Lomonosov bridge in St Petersburg

Lomonosov bridge, also known as Chernyshev bridge, is located in the central region of Saint Petersburg. The bridge crosses the Fontanka river where it intersects Lomonosov Street. Initially the bridge was wooden and was called the Catherine bridge in honor of the Empress Catherine the…