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Panteleimonovsky Bridge

  • Panteleimonovskiy Bridge next to St. Michael's (Mikhailovsky) Castle in St Petersburg, Russia
    Panteleimonovskiy Bridge next to St. Michael's (Mikhailovsky) Castle
  • Wrought-iron railings of Panteleimonovskiy Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia
    Wrought-iron railings of Panteleimonovskiy Bridge

Standing in one of St. Petersburg's most picturesque spots, across the Fontanka River between the Engineer's Castle and the Summer Gardens, the Panteleimonovsky Bridge is named after the nearby Church of St. Panteleimon. A wooden aqueduct carrying water to the Summer Garden fountains was built here in the 1720s, and was replaced in 1824 with an elegant chain bridge, removed for safety reasons and replaced with the current single-span arched steel bridge, completed in 1914 and remarkable for its ornate, gilt-laden lamps, railings and cladding.

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