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Italian Bridge, St. Petersburg

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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3.9/5 based on 45 reviews on the web
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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  • It is always crowded, but, nevertheless, very beautiful. Here you can see the present Peter and this is great!
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  • As with all St. Petersburg standing on this bridge, enjoy the feeling of Petersburg. View of the Savior on blood, on the edge of the Canal, Kazan, tourists and shopkeepers, artists and onlookers. Petersburg is beautiful at any point.
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  • Halfway through the Nevsky prospect and the saviors Church is this bridge a great place for the Church in the picture. Nice Street with all kinds of street performers.
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