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Krasnogvardeysky Bridge

  • Krasnogvardeiskiy Bridge over the Griboedov Canal in St Petersburg, Russia
    Krasnogvardeiskiy Bridge over the Griboedov Canal
  • Winter view of Krasnogvardeiskiy Bridge over the Griboedov Canal in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    Winter view of Krasnogvardeiskiy Bridge over the Griboedov Canal

One of St. Petersburg's finest 20th century bridges, Krasnogvardeysky Bridge is spuriously named in honour of Petrograd's Red Guard revolutionary militias. Built in 1957, it is a single-span, pedestrian beam bridge with a simple iron span augmented by impressive granite-faced abutments in high neoclassical style that extend over 3 meters into the water. The abutments support broad, curved steps flanked by petal-shaped walls, and squat obelisks with projecting cast-iron lanterns. The bridge crosses the Griboedov Canal parallel to the Kryukov Canal.

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