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Pont Jacques-Gabriel

General Information

Beginning of works: 1716
Completion: 1724
Status: in use

Project Type

Structure: Vaulted arch bridge
Function / usage: Road bridge
Material: Masonry bridge

Location

Location: , , ,
Crosses:
  • Loire River
Coordinates: 47° 35' 5.55" N    1° 20' 16.41" E
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Technical Information

Dimensions

total length 283 m
span lengths 16.55 m - 18.20 m - 19.80 m - 21.92 m - 24.20 m - 26.30 m - 24.20 m - 21.92 m - 19.80 m - 18.20 m - 16.55 m
number of spans 11
pier width 3 × 4.85 m - 6.82 m - 2 × 5.20 m - 6.82 m - 3 × 4.85 m
deck deck width 15 m

Materials

piers stone
arches stone

Chronology

11 November 1793

Third arch is quasi completely destroyed.

1804

Third arch is rebuilt.

10 December 1870

Seventh arch is destroyed in the attempt to slow the advance of the German troops.

1872

Seventh arch is rebuilt.

18 June 1940

Ninth and tenth arches are destroyed again to slow a German invasion.

1941
- 1942

Reconstruction of the ninth and tenth arches.

16 August 1944

The three central arches are destroyed by the retreating German army.

1946

Three central arches rebuilt.

1978

Eighth arch repaired.

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Participants

Architecture
Engineering
(role unknown)

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000854
  • Date created
    08/08/2000
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016