Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg

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Walk across Palace Bridge, built after Emperor Nicholas I lifted Peter the Great's prohibition to construct bridges across the river. It was designed to provide an unobstructed view of the city. Composed of five cast iron spans, the 260 m (853 ft) bridge has a history dating back to a 1901 design competition. Deliberations lasted for eight years, after which the current design was chosen, although the bridge wasn't unveiled until 1916 because of the delays caused by the onset of World War I. The bridge is raised at night, making it difficult to get across the city, so be sure to be on the correct side of the river before it goes up. Watching the raising of the bridge can be quite a sight--stand on the shore or take a water tour to observe it from a closer distance. Add Palace Bridge and other attractions to your St. Petersburg trip itinerary using our St. Petersburg trip builder .
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  • Nice, but nothing special. Of course we have nowhere you will not see, but all the de is simply a drawbridge.
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  • Divorce bridges need to see at least once in your life! They divorced around 1 am, I advise you to order a late-night sightseeing tour, which includes a review of divorce bridges on the boat.
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  • This bridge-probably a symbol of summer in St. Petersburg. All tourists and St. Petersburg citizens — with sinking and delight every time the crowd near the bridge and look at his branch. Of course, the second side of the coin for Petersburgers this beauty-inability to move to the other side of the night:)
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