In St. Petersburg, Russia there are two traditions newlyweds engage in to bring luck to their marriage. “Kiss bridge" near St Isaac’s Cathedral is one. “Newlyweds are supposed to kiss and walk at the same time across the bridge (or drive), the longer kiss - the longer their happiness. This bridge isn't a draw bridge, like so many others in the city are, and thus this bridge symbolizes union,” says Annie Lucas, VP of MIR Corp..
Historically, the bridge was a symbolic place for saying goodbye as well. In times of war, this bridge marked the edge of the city and therefore the point at which women used to see men off to war. Also, the bridge is on the way to the port, so women would see off sailors going out to sea. Those who were exiled to Siberia also saw their loved ones staying behind for the last time on this bridge. The name comes from the merchant’s last name “Potseluev” and there is a great view of St. Isaac’s Cathedral from this bridge.