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Marseilles Transporter Bridge

General Information

Name in local language: Pont transbordeur de Marseille
Beginning of works: 1904
Completion: 24 December 1905
Status: destroyed (1944)

Project Type

Structure: Cable-stayed bridge
Function / usage: Transporter bridge
Material: Steel bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Location description:

Over the "Vieux Port"

Coordinates: 43° 17' 39.09" N    5° 21' 49.39" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

main span 165 m
pylon pylon height ca. 80 m

Materials

superstructure steel
cables steel

Chronology

24 December 1905

Opening.

7 October 1934

The fast-opening parachute is presented by throwing a dummy off the platform of the bridge.

22 August 1944

The northern part is dynamited by German troops.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000806
  • Date created
    22/06/2000
  • Last Update
    21/04/2016