- Type: Landmarks
NileGuide Expert Says:
It is a long-held St. Petersburg tradition to kiss when traveling under this bridge, so if you take a canal boat tour, pucker up!
- This bridge is 35.8 meters wide and 23.5 meters long and crosses the river Moika at Ulitsa Glinki. From 1738, there had been a wooden pedestrian bridge on this spot on stone supports with a drawbridge section to allow masted ships to pass. In 1768, the bridge was rebuilt to accommodate transport as well as pedestrians. In 1808, construction began of a cast-iron bridge to replace the decrepit wooden one. Each end of the bridge is decorated with obelisks housing lamps like those on Red Bridge. Lamps were added and the spheres atop the obelisks were gilded in 1969.
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