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Anichkov Bridge

Anichkov Bridge is one of the most famous bridges of Saint Petersburg. The first wooden bridge across the Fontanka River was built in 1785. At that time it was a frontier bridge in the city. The bridge was named after its engineer and lieutenant colonel, Mikhail Anichkov, who commanded the construction works. The current stone bridge was built in 1841 and reconstructed in 1906. The bridge is famous for its four horse sculptures designed by sculptor Baron Peter Klodt von Urgensburg. The Horse Tamers represent four different stages of taming a horse. Two of sculptures were evaluated so high that they were copied for Naples, Berlin and A. Orlov's estate in Strelna. Besides, in 1866 tsar Nicholas I gave the other two to Prussian King Frederick William IV. Now they can be seen in Berlin.
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