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Hermitage Bridge, St. Petersburg

Categories: Bridges, Landmarks, Tourist Spots
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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 ...  read more »
  • I don't know what will attract in this deck, one among millions of others the same, perhaps because remember anywhere near the bridge of sighs in Venice? Boh! I think only the clutterbugs racing can appreciate it!
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  • 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. 
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