Canals and Rivers

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Griboyedov Canal Feb 11, 2017
Griboyedov Canal or Kanal Griboyedova is a canal in Saint Petersburg, constructed in 1739 on the basis of the existing river Krivusha. In 1764–1790, the canal was deepened, and the banks were reinforced and covered with granite.

Griboyedov Canal starts from the Moyka River near the Field of Mars. It flows into the Fontanka River. Its length is 5 km, with a width of 32 m.

Before 1923 it was called Catherine Canal, after the empress Catherine the Great, during whose rule it was deepened. The Communist authorities renamed it after the Russian playwright and diplomat Alexandr Griboyedov.

The canal is also considered a street; Naberezhnaya Kanala Griboyedova (The Griboyedov Canal Quay), although the St. Peterburgians just say Kanal Griboyedova, Griboyedov's Canal.

The are a 21 bridges over canal: Theater Bridge, Novo-Konyushenny Bridge, Italian Bridge, Kazansky Bridge, Bank Bridge, Flour Bridge, Stone Bridge, Demidov Bridge, Hay Bridge, Kokushkin Bridge, Voznesensky Bridge, Podyachensky Bridge, Bridge of Four Lions, Kharlamov Bridge, Novo-Nikolsky Bridge, Krasnogvardeysky Bridge, Pikalov Bridge, Mogilyovsky Bridge, Alarchin Bridge, Kolomensky Bridge and Malo-Kalinkin Bridge.
Griboyedov Canal
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