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Demidov Bridge

  • Demidov Bridge over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg, Russia
    Demidov Bridge over the Griboedov Canal
  • Wrought-iron railings of Demidov Bridge over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg, Russia
    Wrought-iron railings of Demidov Bridge

Spanning the Griboedov Canal next to Sennaya Ploshchad', Demidov Bridge dates back to the 18th century, when a wooden bridge stood at this site. The current iron bridge on granite-faced piers of packed rubble was designed by engineer E.A. Adam, and erected in 1834-35. Its name comes from a wealthy mining family of the 19th century whose Petersburg estate stood nearby. After several alterations, the Demidov Bridge was fully restored in 1999, including the renovation of its intricate iron railings and the reconstruction of its attractive lamps.

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