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Hermitage Bridge, St. Petersburg

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The Hermitage Bridge is a bridge across the Winter Canal along Palace Embankment in Saint Petersburg, Russia. The bridge constitutes part of the Hermitage and Winter Palace ensemble.Ground locationThe bridge is between buildings Hermitage theatre (32, Palace Embankment) and Old Hermitage (34, Palace Embankment). Winter Canal through which will throw this bridge, proceeds between two islands: Winter Palace is on second Admiralty island (in the west), Hermitage theatre – on first Admiralty island (in the east). Automobile movement on the bridge dense, is carried out on two strips – on one in each party. Channel waters under the bridge flow in a direction from Neva to Moyka, movement of courts on the channel unilateral – from Moyka to Neva.The nearest station of the Saint Petersburg Metro – "Admiralteyskaya", an exit on Griboyedov Canal (1.2 km).HistoryThe original bridge was a three-span wooden drawbridge constructed in 1718–20 by Herman van Boles, immediately after the canal near the Winter Palace was completed. This bridge was narrow, allowing passage of only one cart at a time.
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  • This covered bridge connects the great Hermitage Museum to the Hermitage theatre and then joined the tour of the Museum, when the theatre is closed and the parties from that point are back; but I personally have had the opportunity to travel and dwell on the bridge at night and just to go to a performance at the Hermitage Theatre, where he became so foyer; After dark, on the one hand are spectacular the past on the Neva and palaces lit up the River, and on the other side are very intimate views on the underlying Channel in winter. I keep a good memory of this bridge closed, which indeed is one of the many rooms of the Hermitage.
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  • The bridge is situated over the winter Canal and unites two beautiful buildings of the palace complex of the Winter Palace, one of them the Hermitage. It is the oldest in the city. Enjoy of St. Petersburg a city Imperial... a city beautiful. LIFE... is a TRIP!
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  • On our Neva River cruise, our guide pointed out the Hermitage Bridge. It was built in 1763-66. It is the oldest stone bridge in St. Petersburg. The bridge is between the Hermitage theatre and the Old ...  more »

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