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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  • Undoubtedly in order to understand the beauty and engineering idea bridge to see how he gets divorced. Wiring schedule depends on the navigation, but the first wiring usually starts at 1.10. This is the only bridge that has intermediate summary. Thus he opens twice per night. Recently, the bussing is accompanied by music.
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  • Divorce begins in 01.10. We came half an hour before the start and stood alone in the second row of spectators along the promenade. for 500 rubles offer watch this show with water bus. Once in your life you can see.
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  • of all the people for the opening of a bridge where I haven't seen anywhere else besides the river boats and 2 people on the opening night at the bridge and made a spectacular marketing 01.10 watching. ...
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  • A nice show made of a simple and common activity of the city. Music and lots of people seeing how the bridge rises, then a line of ships crossing. The party is inside you during summer and white nights :)
  • Whether you walk and admire the great view of the Neva river or the Hermitage, or if you see the bridge open from a small boat, you will be amazed
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  • A beautiful bridge. Very good location. With a good views to the Hermitage, the spit of vasilyevsky Island, on the Neva, the Peter and Paul Fortress. 01.20 's first divorces under musical accompaniment. To divorce the bridge comes a lot of tourists, residents of the city.
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  • Excursion by boat on Peter. Palace bridge is very beautiful when its open. And a huge regatta on the river Neva! Krasoten!
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