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Pont des Arts

General Information

Other name(s): Passerelle des Arts
Beginning of works: 1801
Completion: 23 September 1803
Status: demolished (1980)

Project Type

Structure: Deck arch bridge
Function / usage: Pedestrian bridge (footbridge)
Material: Iron bridge

Location

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Crosses:
  • Seine River
Replaced by: Pont des Arts (1984)

Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 155 m (147 m)
span lengths 8 x 17.43 m
deck deck width 10 m

Materials

arches cast iron

Chronology

1848

Toll payments end.

1852

Because of the widening of the Quai Conti, the bridge is shortened by one arch.

1961

Damage due to ship collision.

1973

Damaged again due to ship collision.

1977

Bridge is closed for fear of collapse

1979

60 m of the bridge collapse in another ship collision.

Notes

Rebuilt in steel with one less arch.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000127
  • Date created
    12/04/1999
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016