2. Sampsonievsky Bridge across the Bolshaya Nevka River 9.20.2014
Sampsonievsky Bridge across the Bolshaya Nevka River 9.20.2014
Crossing the Bolshaya Nevka River next to the Cruiser Avrora, the Sampsonievsky Bridge (Сампсониевский мост) is a 212-meter, seven-span bascule bridge that dates in its current form from 1958. The original pontoon Grenadiers Bridge existed near this site until 1847. Wooden bridges were built and rebuilt on the site throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. The current structure, fully renovated in 2000, consists of steel spans resting on granite-faced reinforced-concrete piers. The name refers to a nearby cathedral. The bridge was known as Freedom Bridge under Soviet rule.