45. First Engineer Bridge across the Moyka River 9.21.2014
First Engineer Bridge across the Moyka River (Panteleymonovsky Bridge across the Fontanka River in the Background) 9.21.2014
The First Engineer Bridge (1-й Инженерный мост) crosses the Moika River at the point where it joins the Fontanka River, between the Mikhailovsky Castle (formerly the Institute of Engineering, hence the bridge's name) and the Summer Garden. Designed by P. Bazen, the engineer responsible for many of St. Petersburg's most famous wrought iron bridges, the First Engineer Bridge was opened in 1826. Fully restored in 1999, the bridge is famous for its intricate railings featuring a repeated head of Medusa, the design of which was copied for the railings of the Summer Garden.