ST. PETERSBURG BRIDGES
More bridges than anywhere else
St. Petersburg has the
largest number of bridges among all the world's
cities. There are 539 bridges (315 in the
downtown area alone). Even Venice, Stockholm or
Amsterdam can't beat that. After all, you
can't have "A City on 101 Islands" (St.
Petersburg) without so many bridges.
The first bridge
in St. Petersburg was built in 1703, in the first
year of the city's history. The bridge
connected the Peter and Paul Fortress with the rest of the city.
The longest bridge
in St. Petersburg is Alexander Nevsky Bridge (Most
Aleksandra Nevskovo) - 2971' 5'' (905.7
The widest bridge
in St. Petersburg (and in the world) is the Blue
Bridge (Siniy Most) - 319' 2'' ( 97.3
bridge in St. Petersburg (excluding bridges in
parks and gardens) is the Bank Bridge (Bankovskii
Most) - only 6' 1'' (1.85 meters) wide.
permanent bridge across the mighty Neva
currently called the Lieutenant Schmidt Bridge (Most
Leitenanta Schmidta) and was built in
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