Preparations for the 2021 navigation season are starting in St. Petersburg.
St. Petersburg State Budgetary Institution “Mostotrest” begins to carry out technological layout of bridges over the Neva River and Malaya Neva River. On the night of March 15-16, the Palace and Bolsheokhtinsky bridges will be raised. It is reported that the test lifting of the structures is scheduled from 1 am to 5 am. So, in the interval from 1:10 to 2:50 and from 03:10 to 04:55 the Palace Bridge will be opened, from 02:00 to 05:00 - Bolsheokhtinsky will be.
Further, until the opening of navigation on April 10, almost every night, bridges will be drawn along the Neva River and the Malaya Neva River. A detailed schedule with time indication can be found on the official Mostotrest website.
Technological layout of bridges is an annual event on the eve of the opening of navigation on the Neva River. They are carried out for the purposes of preventive maintenance and checking the readiness of drawbridges.