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“So many bridges”
Review of Anichkov Bridge

Anichkov Bridge
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St.Petersburg 3 Hour Private Panoramic City Tour by Car
Ranked #19 of 1,786 things to do in St. Petersburg
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: This bridge, the first to cross the Fontanka River, has undergone a series of reconstructions and is noted for its elaborate cast-iron fencing and striking horse and human sculptures.
Shanklin, United Kingdom
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“So many bridges”
Reviewed August 12, 2013

I don't think I would ever get home safely if I was left alone to wander. There are so many bridges I would be lost. They are all built with great architecture and skill. Fascinating to see.

Visited July 2013
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Hallandale Beach, Florida
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“A well known site along Nevsky Prospekt”
Reviewed August 8, 2013

This bridge over the Fontaka River, recognized by the sculpture of horses at each of the four corners of the bridge, affords a great view of the river and the many palaces along the river's embankment.

Visited August 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Walk past this bridge to have a good look”
Reviewed August 5, 2013

As with most bridges, it's not worth a special out-of-the-way trip to visit, but worth plotting a route that goes right over (or under) it.
It's located close to the middle of the Nevsky Prospect, so chances are that you'll have to pass it by anyway!

The bridge isn't an attraction as much as the 4 statues, 2 on each side of the bridge - the 4 stages of taming of the Horse.

One of the 4 pedestals has damage on it as a result of WW2 bombings (the other three were fully restored post-war), as a memorial of the damage inflicted on the city.

Visited July 2013
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San Diego, California
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“The statuary is incredible”
Reviewed July 30, 2013

Passed under and over this bridge and we still cannot fully grasp the artisanship that created it. Breathtaking!

Visited July 2013
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St.Petersburg
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“Another place you must visit in St.Petersburg”
Reviewed July 24, 2013

Another place you must visit in St.Petersburg: one of a number of main symbols of this beautiful city!

Visited July 2013
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