Sunday, February 22, 2015

Blue Bridge

"Invisible" Blue Bridge in St. Petersburg (Russia)

Real decoration of St. Isaac's Square and part of the brightest sights of St. Petersburg is the Blue Bridge - the widest bridge of the city and one of the largest bridges in the world. Initially, the bridge was built of wood and painted it in blue, so you can guess why it got its name. Historians argue that the blue color was brighter than that which can be seen now.

It is noteworthy that in the literature point of interest is often called a "bridge-area", because of its record of width he is seen by many not as a bridge, but as part of St. Isaac's Square.

Among the indigenous St. Petersburg There is a saying that if from the bridge at the time of the emperor turned two. But, most likely, this assumption is not associated with other than the above mentioned with statues of Russian rulers who directed away from the Blue Bridge.

History of the Blue Bridge began in 1736, when the work was carried out by dredging the river. In the same year the architect G. van Boles begins to translate into reality the project of a wooden drawbridge with a blue color. Since that time, the bridge was repeatedly subjected to repairs. Over time, the cast iron parts of the bridge were replaced with concrete and stone covering - on asphalt. However, it is worth noting that the bridge is practically lost its original appearance (its design has undergone only minor changes) and to this day, as you see, is painted in blue.

The bridge offers a magnificent view of the Mariinsky Cathedral, and passing under it ships turn into a real attraction for both tourists and residents of St. Petersburg. If you are planning a visit to this wonderful city, a hotel for pilgrims in St. Petersburg will be pleased to offer you their services. All information can be found at the hotel

Finally it is worth to say a few words about the beautiful lanterns that adorn the Blue Bridge. They are an exact copy of lights, which are mounted on a bridge in Paris Alexander III.