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Vieille-Brioude Bridge

Vieille-Brioude Bridge

General Information

Structural Type: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Other name(s): Pont de Vieille-Brioude
Built in: 15th century
Status: destroyed (1822)

Geographic Information & Related Structures

Location: Vieille-Brioude, Haute-Loire (43), Auvergne, France, Europe
  • Allier River
Replaced by Pont de Vieille-Brioude (1832)

Technical Information


arch span 54.57 m


arch masonry


17th century And 18th century

A toll had to be paid to cross the bridge. The money went to the Duke of Orleans.

27 March 1822, 06:00

Arch collapses.


Up until its collapse, this was the longest-spanning masonry arch bridge. The bridge had been built in the 14th and 15th century and was completed at the latest by 1479.


Currently there is no information available about persons or companies having participated in this project.

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Internal Information
Structure-ID: 20002840
Created: 31/01/2002
Last Updated: 29/07/2014