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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  • August 19, 2017
    Thanks to the Fontanka, Moika River Groove, Winter, St. Petersburg Griboedova channel was praised as the Northern Venice, they were built to resemble canals. It is these rivers and canals-the most romantic. The action occurred on their shores from different works of art from "crime and punishment" by Dostoyevsky to "Queen of Spades".
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  • July 11, 2017
    We were happy to see the Hermitage Bridge during our canal boat trip prior to entering the Neva River. We just went underneath the bridge which acted as a linkage between the Hermitage Theater and the...  more »
  • June 19, 2017
    Bridge, the arches, narrow channel-a romantic place. Spruced up with speed, if the machine is on the bridge great throws.
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