Friday, 25 March 2011

Russia. St.Petersburg

Sender: mr_krevch
St.Petersburg. Palace bridge.

Palace bridge is a road traffic and foot bascule bridge spanning the Neva River in Saint Petersburg between Palace Square and Vasilievsky Island. Like every other Neva bridge (except for Big Obukhovsky Bridge), it is drawn by night, making foot travel between various parts of the city virtually impossible. The total length of Palace Bridge is 260.1 meters, width is 27.8 meters. It is actually composed of five spans, the southernmost joining Palace Embankment between Winter Palace and Admiralty and leading to Palace Square. Construction of the cast-iron bridge was started in 1912, but the work was delayed by World War I and the bridge was not opened to the public until December 23, 1916. (Wikipedia)

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