Kazansky Bridge

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

Standing below the east colonnade of Kazan Cathedral, the Kazansky Bridge carries Nevsky Prospekt across the Griboedov Canal. Built in 1765-66 on the site of a wooden bridge that had been standing since 1716, the single-arched stone bridge is only 17.5 meters long, but, at 95 meters, one of St. Petersburg's widest. The bridge is faced with granite, although the arch itself is of brick and limestone. The bridge was completely restored and fully water-proofed in 2002. Unlike the majority of Petersburg bridges, it has granite parapets rather than railings.