Alarchin Bridge

Alarchin Bridge over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg, Russia
Alarchin Bridge over the Griboedov Canal

Alarchin Bridge carries Anglisky Prospekt across the Griboedov Canal. The foundations of the current bridge were laid in 1783-85 during the construction of the canal's granite embankments, although a wooden bridge stood at the site for at least 30 years before that. The bridge has been reconstructed and restored several times since, and is noteworthy for its attractive granite lanterns. The name Alarchin appears to be a corruption of Aladchanin, the name of a renowned shipbuilder who lived nearby.