Kamenny Bridge

Kamenny (Stone) Bridge over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg, Russia
Kamenny (Stone) Bridge over the Griboedov Canal

One of St. Petersburg's oldest stone bridges - its name means simply 'Stone Bridge' - Kamenny Bridge was laid across the Griboedov Canal between 1774 and 1778. A single-span granite bridge, it measures 19.7 meters, and blends seamlessly into the embankments of the canal, which were constructed at the same time. Even the iron railings are identical to those running along the embankments. Kamenny Bridge carries Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, one of the city center's oldest streets, across the canal.