Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Sunrise Span

Russia RU-822610 received 03-20-2012

Sent by: pussy_cat
From: Saint Petersburg, Russia
ID number: RU-822610
Notes: The Palace Bridge spans the Neva River in Saint Petersburg and connects Palace Square and Vasilievsky Island.  It is a double leaf bascule bridge, more commonly known as a drawbridge.   All of the bridges along the Neva are drawbridges, with the exception of the Big Obukhovsky Bridge, which is stationary.  For some reason, all of the bridges are drawn overnight, which doesn't make sense to me.  It seems to me that would make it very hard to get across the city at night.  In the background of this shot, you can see the Peter and Paul Fortress.  If I was looking at the right bridge on Google Maps, the fortress is east of the bridge, so this would be a sunrise shot.  

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