Alexander Nevsky Bridge
The Alexander Nevsky Bridge (Russian: Мост Александра Невского, Most Aleksandra Nevskogo) is named after the legendary Russian military commander and politician Alexander Nevsky.
The Alexander Nevsky Bridge
The bridge connects Alexander Nevsky Square and Zanevsky prospect thus linking the southern and the northern part of the city. Until 2004, when the Big Obukhovsky Bridge was built, the Alexander Nevsky bridge was the longest bridge across the Neva River in Saint Petersburg, Russia.
Its length is 905.7 meters, and it is 35 meters wide. The bridge was built from 1960 to 1965 under the working name of Old Neva Bridge (Russian: Старо-Невский мост). Designed by the group of architects - A. Zhuk, S. Mayofis and Y. Sinitsa - the bridge has complemented well the look of the buildings in the surrounding area. The project was led by a team of engineers of the "Lengiprotransmost" institute. Proof-test was done by means of a column of army tanks. On November 5, 1965 the bridge was open for traffic.