St. Petersburg's Bridges

St. Petersburg has the largest number of bridges of any city in the entire world. With a total of 539 bridges (315 in the downtown area alone), not even Venice, Stockholm or Amsterdam can beat the city's total!

Bridges in Saint Petersburg, Russia
Bridges in Saint Petersburg

The first bridge in St. Petersburg was built in 1703, in the first year of the city's history. It connected the Peter and Paul Fortress with the rest of the city.

The longest bridge in St. Petersburg is the Alexander Nevsky Bridge (Most Aleksandra Nevskovo ) – 2971 feet 5 inches (905.7 meters) long.

The widest bridge in St. Petersburg (and in the world) is the Blue Bridge (Siniy Most ) - 319' 2'' (97.3 meters) wide.

The narrowest bridge in St. Petersburg (excluding bridges in parks and gardens) is the Bank Bridge (Bankovskii Most ) - only 6' 1'' (1.85 meters) wide.

The first permanent bridge across the mighty Neva River is the Lieutenant Schmidt Bridge (Most Leitenanta Schmidta ) and was built between 1842 and 1850.