14. Izmailovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
Izmailovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River 9.21.2014
The Izmailovsky Bridge (Измайловский мост) was one of seven chain suspension bridges built across the Fontanka River in the 1780s. It links Voznesensky Prospekt with Izmailovsky Prospekt. It is named after the Izmailovsky Regiment, which was once quartered nearby. Izmailovsky Bridge was reconstructed in 1861, when the central opening span and the bridge's original towers were removed and the decorative wrought iron railings were first installed. The bridge offers fine views onto the nearby Trinity Cathedral.