Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor, Paris

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Formerly known as passerelle Solférino, Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor is a footbridge over the River Seine and is considered one of the most scenic spots in Paris. You can stop by for a relaxing stroll while enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.

Crossing the Seine with a single span and no piers, this metallic bridge is architecturally unique and covered in exotic woods, which gives it a light and warm appearance. Its solidity is, however, never in doubt--at either end, its foundations are in the form of concrete pillars, and the structure itself is made up of six 150 ton components built by the Eiffel engineering company, Eiffel Constructions métalliques. Its innovative architecture brought Marc Mimram the Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent award in 1999.

The bridge also has benches where you can rest your feet as well as lampposts to light your way. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • We chose our bridge, our place for Padlocked where we left our scooters and deposited our commitment to each other... We travelled mostly on foot this weekend so it's a symbol to choose this bridge (formerly Solférino!)
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  • Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor is a footbridge crossing of the Seine near to Musee d'Orsay in the 7th arrondissement of Paris. Originally a cast iron bridge was erected upon this location in 1861. H...  more »
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  • Beautiful footbridge to walk on, connecting Jardin des Tuileries and Musée d’Orsay. According to Wikipedia, exotic woods like Brazilian trees are used on the decking of this bridge. Modern looking bridge but it has a nice warm feeling. Top of the Eiffel tower can be seen from the bridge.
  • Beautiful bridge. Love locks all over the railings. Nice spot for photos and a pleasant walk to the right bank.
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