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Pont Saint Louis

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Locale  Paris, France
Next downstream  Pont d'Arcole
Construction end  1970
Total length  67 m
Location  Paris
Body of water  Seine
Next upstream  Pont de la Tournelle
Construction begin  1969
Opened  1970
Width  16 m
Bridge type  Girder bridge
Pont Saint-Louis
Address  Pont Saint-Louis, 75004 Paris, France
Similar  Pont Louis‑Philippe, Pont de la Tournelle, Pont d'Arcole, Pont au Double, Pont de Sully

The pont Saint-Louis is a bridge across the River Seine in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. It links the Île de la Cité with the Île Saint-Louis. It is served by the Cité stop of the Paris Metro

History

The present bridge is the seventh to link the two islands since 1630. The pont Saint-Landry (1630–1634) was the first of these.

In 1717 a wooden bridge was rebuilt, with seven arches, and named the "Pont Rouge", due to the colour in which it was painted. It was destroyed in 1795. In 1804, under the direction of the engineer Dumoustier, a new two-arch bridge was built, 70 m long and 10 m wide, and mainly in oak. It was demolished in 1811, and a suspension bridge replaced it in 1842. Twenty years later, this was replaced by a metallic bridge, with a single arch with a 64m opening. In 1939, this one was demolished. In 1941, it was replaced by a "passerelle" resembling an iron cage. In 1968, the present bridge was begun, and inaugurated in 1970.

References

Pont Saint-Louis Wikipedia


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