Pevchesky bridge connects Kazansky and the 2nd Admiralteysky islands across the Moyka river in Central district of Saint Petersburg

The first wooden bridge was built in 1834 by architect Auguste Montferrand. It was intended for the passage to the Palace square of troops participating in the parade at the opening of the Alexander column. The railing of the bridge, painted yellow, gave the bridge name – The Yellow. The Red, the Green and the Blue bridges were already built over the Moyka river at that time. Later, the Yellow bridge was renamed Pevchesky bridge after the Court Chapel located nearby.

In the years 1839-1840 the wooden bridge was rebuilt to a single-span cast iron arched one by engineer E.A. Adam. Cast iron railings were installed on the bridge. V. P. Stasov or K. I. Rossi is considered the author of the railing. The grand opening of the bridge took place on 24 November 1840. Emperor Nicholas I crossed the new bridge in his carriage first.

Pevchesky bridge is the fourth widest bridge in St. Petersburg (after Kazansky, Aptekarsky and the Blue bridges). It is about 24 meters long and 72 meters wide.

Alongside the Moika river

This route will take you alongside one the most popular Petersburg canals – the Moika river, where almost every building on its bank can tell you its story

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