On April 10, a navigation period on the Neva river for cargo vessels has officially started. That inaugurated also the start of the city’s biggest show, the drawing bridges, which is necessary for letting vessels get through. Though, no any bridge has not been raised today as there have been no ships passing along the river.
For the first time this year, you are likely to see a drawing bridge on April 14, when vessels will reportedly need to sail under the Neva bridges. But the date can be postponed if shipowners will need any other day.
For the 2017 season, some changes to the drawing schedule have been made. The Dvortsovy (Palace) and Troitsky bridges will be starting raising 15 minutes later than they had been doing for last years. The both bridges are the most popular among spectators.
The Palace bridge opens at 01.10 while Troitsky at 01.20.
In July, a special mobile app for iOs and Android will be available with push-ups to signal the start of drawing of a bridge to help people navigate their ways through the city.
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