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Château de Chenonceaux

General Information

Other name(s): Château de Chenonceau
Beginning of works: 1556
Completion: 1566
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Arch bridge
Function / usage: Château
Architectural style: Renaissance
Material: Masonry bridge
Masonry structure

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Cher River
Coordinates: 47° 19' 28.65" N    1° 4' 13.73" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

number of floors (above ground) 3
number of spans 7

Materials

arches stone
building structure stone

Chronology

1556
- 1559

Diane de Poitiers lets a bridge be built across the Cher to join the castle built in 1513-1521 by Thomas Bohier with the other river bank.

1560
- 1566

Catherine de Médicis lets a three-story gallery be built on top of the bridge which is known today as the Chenonceaux Castle.

Participants

Architecture

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20002674
  • Date created
    19/01/2002
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016