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Obvodny Canal (Bypass Canal) is the longest canal in Saint Petersburg. It is 8 km long and flows from the Neva River near Alexander Nevsky Lavra to the Yekaterinhofka not far from the sea port. The canal was dug in 1769-1780 and 1805-1833. By the late 19th century with the Industrial Revolution it had effectively become a sewer collecting wastewater of adjacent industrial enterprises. Eventually the canal became shallow and now is not navigable anymore. The banks of the canal are lined with granite(Wikipedia). This shot was taken from Ligovsky Avenue in middle part of canal. In background you can see Borovoy bridge built in 1961.

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