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Voznesensky Bridge connects Kazansky and Spassky islands across the Griboedov Kanal in the Admiralteysky district of St. Petersburg

The bridge got its name on August 20, 1739, after the Church of the Holy Ascension founded in its vicinity in 1760s upon the project of Rinaldi and dismantled in 1936.

During the Great Patriotic War, the bridge was damaged but in 1957 it was reconstructed under the project of the engineer Levin and the architect Noskov. As a result, the bridge spans were replaced with metallic constructions.

Some actions in the novel ‘Crime and Punishment’ by Dostoevsky are set around the Voznesensky bridge. For example, Raskolnikov, the main character of the novel enjoyed standing on the bridge and giving himself over to thoughts. At this very site he witnessed a suicide of a woman who threw herself off the bridge into Ekaterininsky Canal. The scene, where Katetina Marmeladova was getting mad and made her children dance and sing to solicit for alms, took place exactly near the bridge.

The length of the bridge is 19,3m; the width is 20,5m.

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