St. Petersburg is called the Northern Venice. There are many rivers, canals, channels and canals (total length about 300 km) and about 100 reservoirs (lakes, ponds, artificial ponds) within the boundaries of St. Petersburg, through which about 800 bridges are thrown (not including bridges on the territories of industrial enterprises), including 218 pedestrians. Actually urban bridges — 342, the rest — in the suburbs (Kronstadt — 5, Pushkin — 54, Peterhof — 51, Pavlovsk — 16, Lomonosov — 7); of which 21 bridges were drivable as of the beginning of 2008; by the summer of 2008, there were 13 of them  (for drawbridges in brackets, the traditional time of routing in the period of regular navigation is indicated).   The longest bridge is Bolshoy Obukhovsky (cable) bridge across the Neva River (the total length of the bridge is 2824 meters).   The longest drawbridge — Alexander Nevsky across the Neva River (length without shore facilities is 629 m, together with ramps — 905.7 m).   The widest bridge is the Blue Bridge on the Moika River (97.3 meters).   The first floating bridge across the Neva (between Vasilyevsky and the 1st Admiralty Islands) — Isaakievsky in 1727 (then Nevsky).   The first permanent bridge across the Neva (between Vasilievsky and the 2nd Admiralty Islands) — Blagoveshchensky in 1850

Bridges of St. Petersburg

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Drawn Up Bridge And Neva River From Above
Drawn Up Bridge And Neva River From Above
 
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