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Staro-Kalinkin Bridge

  • Staro-Kalinkin Bridge over the Fontanka River in St Petersburg, Russia
    Staro-Kalinkin Bridge over the Fontanka River
  • Chains of Staro-Kalinkin Bridge in St Petersburg, Russia
    Chains of Staro-Kalinkin Bridge

The last public bridge before the Fontanka flows into the Gulf of Finland, the Staro-Kalinkin Bridge takes its name from the Finnish village - Kallina - which stood near here from the early 17th century. Completed in 1787 to a design almost identical to that of the Lomonosov Bridge, the Staro-Kalinkin Bridge no longer opens, but has otherwise retained its original appearance, including the four elegant granite towers at the corners of the central span. The bridge also offers excellent views of the historic surroundings.

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