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Red Bridge

  • Red Bridge over the Moyka River in St Petersburg, Russia
    Red Bridge over the Moyka River
  • View from the Red Bridge over the Moyka River in Saint-Petersburg, Russia
    View from the Red Bridge over the Moyka River

One of the four surviving colour-coded bridges crossing the Moika River, the Red Bridge carries Gorokhovaya Ulitsa, and has superb views onto the Admiralty and the Alexander Gardens. The first wooden drawbridge was laid at this site in 1717. The bridge's current aspect dates back 1814, when an arched cast-iron bridge was completed. The cast-iron arch was replaced with a steel copy in 1953-54 and, at the same time, four small obelisks topped with small bronze spheres were added to the bridge's granite piers.

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