St Michael's Bridge, Ghent

St Michael's Bridge, Ghent

St. Michael's Bridge, or Saint-Michielsbrug, is a monumental stone arch bridge. It replaced the previous flat swing bridge over the river Leie in 1909. The bridge is the work of architect Louis Cloquet, who also designed the Old Post Office. The bridge is part of Saint Michael's Street.

Views from the bridge are captivating. To the north one can see the Grass Quai and Wheat Quai with the ominous looking Gravensteen Castle further off. To the east are the three Ghent towers: St Nicholas' Church, the Belfry of Ghent and the St. Bavo's Cathedral. In the southwest side is Saint Michael's Church.

Saint Michael the Arcangel, in full armor and winged, perches on a lamp post. He skewers the dragon with his trusty sword while the visitors take selfies. A View From the Bridge on Saint Michaels Bridge in Ghent offers incomparable picture opportunities in every direction, especially at twilight.
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St Michael's Bridge on Map

Sight Name: St Michael's Bridge
Sight Location: Ghent, Belgium (See walking tours in Ghent)
Sight Type: Attraction/Landmark
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Walking Tours in Ghent, Belgium

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Travel Distance: 1.7 Km or 1.1 Miles
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