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Pont-Neuf

General Information

Beginning of works: 1578
Completion: 1607
Status: in use

Project Type

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

Location

Location: , , ,
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Crosses:
  • Seine River
Part of:
Coordinates: 48° 51' 28.00" N    2° 20' 31.00" E

Technical Information

Dimensions

length 232 m
span lengths 9 - 16.40 m
number of spans 7 + 5
deck deck width 22 m

Materials

arches stone

Chronology

7 November 1577

King Henri III charges a committee to ensure the good execution of the works. Claude Marcel, Controller General of Finances, is part of the committee and is in charge of keeping up the contact between the king and the committee.

4 July 1614

The statue of Henri IV arrives in Paris.

23 August 1614

The statue of Henri IV is inaugurated.

1621

Consolidation of the foundations

1666

Consolidation of the foundations

1827

Restoration of one of the arches

1848
- 1855

Restoration of the arches on the smaller arm of the Seine.

17 December 1885

Second arch on the small arm sags down and results in the sag of the 2 adjoining arches.

25 December 1886

Repairs completed.

1888
- 1890

Renovation of the foundations.

September 1985

Bridge is wrapped by Christo.

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  • About this
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  • Structure-ID
    20000220
  • Date created
    09/05/1999
  • Last Update
    05/02/2016