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Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge

  • Elevated bridge spans of Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia
    Elevated bridge spans of Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge
  • Aerial view of Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Aerial view of Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge
  • Wrought-iron railings of Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia
    Wrought-iron railings of Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge

One of the main bascule bridges crossing the Neva River, the Blagoveshchenskiy Bridge, which joins Vasilevsky Ostrov with the mainland, is after reconstruction. This was the first permanent bridge across the Neva, completed in 1850, and was at the time the longest in Europe. The bridge's name honors Pyotr Schmidt, a naval lieutenant executed for leading an uprising in Sevastopol in 1905. The beautiful eight-span arch bridge, which is famous for its ornate cast-iron railings, is currently being substituted by a temporary structure 20 meters downstream.

Timetable of bridge openings: here

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