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.

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…

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…

Kissing bridge in St Petersburg is a very romantic place.

If you are looking for a romantic place, this is the one. Kissing bridge, or as it is called in Russian “Potseluev most” is among the most charming sights of Saint Petersburg. The bridge crosses the Moyka river if moving along Glinka Street. Speaking of…

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…

The image of Saint Petersburg is inextricably connected to bridges. One of the brightest attractions of the city is the Seven Bridges Point, known in Russian as Semimostye. It’s a place close to the intersection of Griboedov and Kryukov Canals. If you appear on the…

Troitsky bridge in St Petersburg Russia

Trinity Bridge (known is Russian as “Troitskiy”) is one of the largest and most beautiful bridges in Saint Petersburg. It’s the second longest raising one after the Alexander Nevsky bridge. It connects the Field of Mars and the Troitskaya Square on the Petrograd side of…

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…