Place: St Isaac’s Square On the map
Construction time: 1842-1844
Architects: E. Adam, A. Gotman, I. Zavadovsky
Name Origin: metallic part of the bridge painted blue.
- It is the widest bridge of St. Petersburg. Its width is 97.3 m, i.e. nearly the same as the height of St. Isaac’s Cathedral.
- Near the bridge there is a granite pillar – dipstick decorated with trident of Neptune. There are high-water marks on the dipstick from the water levels of the largest floods: 1824, 1903, 1924, 1955 and 1967.
Interesting facts: In the epoch of Catherine the Great here was situated the “slave market”. The bridge deck was made of wood, but the parts were already painted blue.