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Palace Bridge, St. Petersburg

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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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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  • Do not get tired watching divorce Palace bridge ... Especially beautiful at night. A lot of people watching, always fascinates. More beautiful with each passing year. .. Here and now accompanied by music.
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  • Lovely views with him on the Neva River and the surrounding historical buildings. Especially beautiful at night during a divorce. Recommend night River tour!
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  • A longtime symbol of the White Nights-Palace bridge. In recent years, with beautiful lighting. Be sure to watch the three bridge divorce positions with vasilievsky Island, from Palace embankment and the vessel.
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