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Anichkov Bridge, St. Petersburg
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The first structure to cross the Fontanka River, Anichkov Bridge blends a simple design with eye-catching sculptural decorations. Originally built in the 1840s and reconstructed several times since then, the bridge features a set of horse sculptures designed by artist Pyotr Klodt, the favorite sculptor of Emperor Nicholas I. The bronze sculptures crown the structure's four corners and rank among the city's most significant landmarks. Simple yet elegant, the bridge consists of three arched spans and elaborate iron railings, symmetrically decorated with representations of seahorses and mermaids. To see this bridge and the surrounding area from a slightly different perspective, join a guided boat tour of the city's canals. Plan your visit to Anichkov Bridge and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our St. Petersburg trip generator.
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  • IF you travel down the Nevsky Prospekt you will hit this bridge. Four different equestrian statues .Interesting 
  • The monuments are beautiful you need to stop to admire the details. And super easy to get because it's on one of the main avenues in the Nevskiy sense to the hermitage. Metro's Web.
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  • First about the title. "For Bol'shoju Neva on Fountain River on pershpektive do bridge, is ordered in the year 1715 Peter i. Implementation guidance was entrusted to the engineer Lieutenant Colonel Aníchkovu (with the accent on the" and "), hence the correct name of the bridge is Aníchkov. At that time, to the year 1714 Fountain known as the Untitled Erik was quite broad and marshy, because the first realized project of Anichkov bridge consisted of wooden structure with a length of vosemnadcatiproljotnoe (according to different sources) from 150 to 200 meters. The present length, by comparison, is slightly less than 55 metres. Outside the bridge was covered with boards, painted under the metal ornament, apparently, to make the whole structure more noble look. From 1726 to the years 1749 anichkov bridge was adjustable, so that he, in a sense, is the grandfather of famed drawbridges Petersburg bridges. Daytime lifting span used to skip mast ships, and during the night, given that border the city was literally the Fontanka, kept open to wolves from nearby forests are not entered into the city.
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  • Standard Petersburgs sights. Not worth going out specially to see it, but definitely spend a moment if ure crossing by
  • Great view. Go when the bridges close at night for best experience.
  • Cool bridge. Does it's job. Cool views.
  • The whole area is so beautiful. Near by is the beautiful Faberge museum worth visiting and in general just walking around on ANY street is worth it!
  • Great view all around the bring and the bridge is great as well and really crowded.