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Alexander Nevsky Bridge

Alexander Nevsky Bridge during the White Nights in St Petersburg, Russia
Alexander Nevsky Bridge during the White Nights

Completed in 1965, Alexander Nevsky Bridge is a bascule bridge of reinforced concrete, crossing the Neva River from beside the Alexander Nevsky Monastery to Zanevsky Prospekt in the Okhta Region. The bridge carries six lanes of traffic, and has two wings that are raised vertically to accommodate passing ships. Although technically innovative, the bridge's functional design would make it utterly unremarkable were it not for the fact that it is the longest bridge in St. Petersburg, measuring 906 meters including approaches.

Timetable of bridge openings: here

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