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Italian Bridge, St. Petersburg

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The Italian Bridge is the bridge across the Griboedov Canal in Saint Petersburg, Russia. It is a single span, steel, pedestrian bridge next to Italian street (hence the name). The bridge's length is 19.66 meters, the width is 3 meters.HistoryThe bridge was built in 1896 in the place of a boat ferry as a single span wooden bridge which connected Big and Little Italian streets. The engineer L.N. Kolpitsin was author of the project. The novelty at the time was use of xilolit plates as a paving material. In 1902 the bridge was rebuilt for the first time, and around 1911-1912 it was rebuilt again. After quarter of century, in 1937 the bridge went through the capital reconstruction, in order to fit two termal pipes into it. In 1955 during the renovation of Griboedov Canal embankments the bridge was completely rebuilt again. Since then it has its modern look.
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  • Crossing the Griboedov canal is this pedestrian bridge with ornate railings. It is also packed with tourists at all hours as it is an excellent vantage point for taking photos of the Church of the Sav...  more »
  • Crowded from morning till night day taking photos of many people and tourists alike. Church of the Savior on blood in view was wonderful from here.
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  • It is a good location for taking pictures at the Church on the spilled blood, step you take advantage of visiting one of the many bridges in the city.
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