The Alexander Nevsky Bridge in St. Petersburg, Russia is named after the legendary Russian military commander Alexander Nevsky. The bridge connects Alexander Nevsky Square and Zanevsky prospect thus linking the southern and the northern parts 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.
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. Designed by the group of architects A. Zhuk, S. Mayofis and Y. Sinitsa, the bridge has complemented the look of adjacent buildings in surrounding area.
The bridge consists of seven bridge spans and the central span of 50 meters can be opened in two minutes.
The bridge connects Alexander Nevsky Square (the end of Nevsky Prospekt) and Zanevsky Prospekt.
Upstream is the Finlyandsky railway bridge, below is the Bolsheokhtinsky bridge.
The nearest metro stations are Ploshchad Aleksandra Nevskogo (Line 3), Ploshchad Aleksandra Nevsky (Line 4), Novocherkasskaya.