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Pont-Neuf

Pont-Neuf

General Information

Structural Type: Vaulted arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Built: 1578 - 1607
Status: in use

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Paris ( 1st), Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Paris ( 6th), Paris, Île-de-France, France, Europe
Crosses
  • Seine River
Part of:
Coordinates: 48° 51' 28.00" N    2° 20' 31.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

length 232 m
span lengths 9 - 16.40 m
number of spans 7 + 5
deck deck width 22 m

Materials

arches stone

Chronology

7 November 1577

King Henri III charges a committee to ensure the good execution of the works. Claude Marcel, Controller General of Finances, is part of the committee and is in charge of keeping up the contact between the king and the committee.

4 July 1614

The statue of Henri IV arrives in Paris.

23 August 1614

The statue of Henri IV is inaugurated.

1621

Consolidation of the foundations

1666

Consolidation of the foundations

1827

Restoration of one of the arches

1848
- 1855

Restoration of the arches on the smaller arm of the Seine.

17 December 1885

Second arch on the small arm sags down and results in the sag of the 2 adjoining arches.

25 December 1886

Repairs completed.

1888
- 1890

Renovation of the foundations.

September 1985

Bridge is wrapped by Christo.

Participants

Client
Architecture
Expertise
(role unknown)

Relevant Web Sites

Relevant Publications

  • Barbiche, Bernard & de Dainville-Barbiche, Ségolène Sully, Fayard, Paris (France), ISBN 2213598290, 1997; pp. 273-274
  • Borrus, Kathy & Brockmann, Jorg & Driscoll, James Paris (1st edition), Editions Mengès, Paris (France), ISBN 2-8562-0462-7, 2005; pp. 22-23
  • Boucher, François Le Pont-Neuf Tome [Tome 2], Chez Le Goupy, éditeur, Paris (France), 1926
  • Boucher, François Le Pont-Neuf Tome [Tome 1], Chez Le Goupy, éditeur, Paris (France), 1925
  • Chadych, Danielle & Leborgne, Dominique Atlas de Paris, Parigramme, Paris (France), ISBN 2840961547, 1999; pp. 58-59
  • Dupré, Judith Bridges, Black Dog & Leventhal, New York (USA), ISBN 1884822754, 1997; pp. 30-31
  • Dupré, Judith Brücken, Könemann, Cologne (Germany), ISBN 3829004095, 1998; pp. 30-31
  • Dupré, Judith Les ponts, Könemann, Cologne (Germany), ISBN 3829004109; pp. 30-31
  • Gaillard, Marc Quais et Ponts de Paris, Martelle Editions, Amiens (France), ISBN 2878900577, 1996; pp. 106-109
  • Graf, Bernhard Brücken, die die Welt verbinden, Prestel, Munich (Germany), ISBN 3791327003, 2002; pp. 52-53
  • Graf, Bernhard Bridges that Changed the World, Prestel, Munich (Germany), ISBN 3791327011, 2002; pp. 52-53
  • Grattesat, Guy & Arsac, Auguste Ponts de France, Presses Ponts et chaussées, Paris (France), ISBN 2859780300, 1984; pp. 78
  • Lambert, Guy Les Ponts de Paris (1st edition), Action artisique de la ville de Paris, Paris (France), ISBN 2913246052, 1999; pp. 208
  • Leonhardt, Fritz Brücken / Bridges (4th edition), Deutsche Verlags-Anstalt, Stuttgart (Germany), ISBN 3421025908, 1994; pp. 81-82
  • Mesqui, Jean Le pont en France avant le temps des ingénieurs, Paris (France), 1986
  • Mesqui, Jean Répertoire de ponts routiers antérieurs à 1750 (tomes 1 et 2), Ministère des Transports. Direction des Routes. SETRA, Bagneux (France); pp. 142
  • Montens, Serge Les plus beaux ponts de France, Bonneton, Paris (France), ISBN 2862532754, 2001; pp. 55-56
  • Prade, Marcel Les ponts monuments historiques, Editions Brissaud, Poitiers (France), ISBN 2903442819, 1988; pp. 329-332
  • Pérouse de Montclos, Jean-Marie L'art de Paris, Editions Place des Victoires, Paris (France), ISBN 2844590659, 2003
  • Pérouse de Montclos, Jean-Marie Le guide du Patrimoine: Paris, Ministère de la Culture - Hachette, Paris (France), ISBN 2010168127, 1994; pp. 401
  • Quaranta, Arnaud Le Passage (1st edition), Everest Communication, Luxembourg (Luxembourg), ISBN 287996976X, 1999; pp. 90-91
  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000220
  • Date created
    09/05/1999
  • Last Update
    29/07/2014