The new bridge with a glass floor linking Saint Volodymyr Hill and the People’s Friendship Arch.
Go during the week when it's quieter
Opened just in time for Kyiv Day on the 26th June 2019, this new bridge stretches between Saint Volodymyr Hill and the People’s Friendship Arch. It’s mainly made of concrete with glass and metal barriers at each side along with some glass floor panes which you can choose to walk over. There is also a cycle path across the middle of the bridge, but at the moment due to the crowds it’s very difficult to cross on a bike.
As of June 2019, the glass floors are currently fenced off with construction barriers and a security guard in place to stop people walking on them as some of the glass panels are already damaged. The city blames the damage on vandals, but we think that they can’t have been a good enough quality to begin with if they can be so easily damaged.
Finding the Bridge
There’s two ways to get to the bridge:
- From Andriyivskyy Descent, find St. Andrews Church and the walkway behind it at the lower end. If you see lots of paintings hanging up on the side of the pathway and a wooden deck-style path, you’re going in the right direction. Walk around 15 minutes and you’ll see a statue of Volodymyr The Great and the bridge behind it. On your way there are several viewing points with grate views of Podil and you’ll also walk under the Funicular track.
- From Maidan Nezalezhnosti, proceed in the direction of the river, cross under the roundabout and up the stairs towards the big silver Friendship Arch and you’ll see the new bridge on the left.
How to Find Walk up to the big silver Friendship Arch and you'll see the bridge on the left
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