The widest bridge in the world

The widest bridge in the worldThe Blue Bridge is known to most people as St. Isaac's Square, and currently serves as a parking lot. Yet at almost 100 meters wide the Blue Bridge is the widest bridge in the world, although it was not accepted as such by the Guinness Book of Records, for unknown reasons. The Blue Bridge was designed by architect V.I. Geste and built of cast iron in 1818. In 1842-1844 it was reconstructed and widened. The name originated from the tradition of color-coding downtown bridges. Hence the lower part is still painted blue.

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