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Address: Fontanka River Emb., St. Petersburg, Russia
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Captivating, 150-year-old Eqyptian sphinxes adorn each corner of this...

Captivating, 150-year-old Eqyptian sphinxes adorn each corner of this Fontanka River bridge, the first metal bridge in Russia.

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First Metal Bridge!

Another interesting bridge that we crossed was the Egyptian Bridge. It was St. Petersburg's first metal bridge, and one of eight chain suspension bridges erected in the city in... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 9 August 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

Another interesting bridge that we crossed was the Egyptian Bridge. It was St. Petersburg's first metal bridge, and one of eight chain suspension bridges erected in the city in the 1820s. The original bridge collapsed in 1905, and was not replaced until 1955. Fortunately, Pavel Sokolov's four fine cast iron sphinxes were unharmed, and still guard the approaches to the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2015

A terrific addition to a bridge connecting islands that make up the city. The detail is awesome a makes for a wonderful photo opportunity. The sky against the profile makes a great contrast

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2015

St Petersburg, built up on marshes and rivulets; an amazing city with numerous bridges. This Egyptian Bridge is just one of these numerous bridges on the Fontanka River Embankment

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2015

You will see this if you take any tour of the city, OK but ont too great... If your there go see it, but I would n't make it a destinantion...

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