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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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  • 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 »
  • We took a canal cruise and went under the Hermitage Bridge. It is not overly exciting, as just part to connect the old building to the new building.  more »
  • The Hermitage is the "humpbacked" of all St. Petersburg bridges. Back in the year 1720 on this place was built the first ferry across winter Canal at the point of its confluence with the Neva. Engineer structures intended to travel a single cart or stroller, became Herman van Boles. Of course, when began to build magnificent Palace Quay, it was decided to change and crossing. So, from 1763 to 1766 was born on the same bridge we see today. It was made of stone and covered with granite slabs. High arc climbing became his special feature. Prior to 1828 year ferry was the name of the Palace bridge. But in the year 1829, she received the modern name-the Hermitage bridge, due to the proximity of the Hermitage buildings. By the way, in 1933 year planned to smooth its branded "gibbosity, but, fortunately, the architectural Committee did not endorse this decision, so that after the repair of the bridge retains its unique character. And yet he has a second name-the "Bridge of Lisa. So it began mushrooming after writing the famous Tchaikovsky's Opera the Queen of Spades ", where in one of the action rushes with Lisa Hermitage bridge in cold water.
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