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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. For Palace Bridge and beyond, use our St. Petersburg travel itinerary planner to get the most from your St. Petersburg vacation.
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  • for going see there we book our this tour from India it was near mid night happen for ten minutes only.thousand of peoples come in ferry to see this event,superb,  more »
  • Do not hesitate to call the main drawbridge-he in the very historical centre of the city and has great transport load. From all points of the bridge offer stunning views of the city quays-University, the Palace, the Admiraltejskuju and the Peter and Paul Fortress. Cross the bridge are constantly traveling to St. Petersburg-two times a day at least.
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  • For us probably not a stand alone attraction, however during a walk, combined with the other attractions of this amazing city , it is worth seeing. Trivia: It is drawn at night in the warmer months, t...  more »
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  • Magnificent views
  • The only bridge that bred in two waves. A fascinating spectacle. If you happened to be at the right side of the bridge, of course:)
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  • Each arrived in Saint Petersburg must look at the Palace bridge. Better in the summer, at night, when the design of the bridge.
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  • Every day at dawn, when the Bridge opens. You definitely will recommend watching the time.
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  • Beautiful views of the city. Cult place!
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