Petit-Pont-Cardinal-Lustiger, Paris

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The Petit Pont is a bridge crossing the River Seine in Paris, built in 1853, although a structure has crossed the river at this point since antiquity. The present bridge is a single stone arch linking the 4th arrondissement and the Île de la Cité, with the 5th arrondissement, between quai de Montebello and quai Saint-Michel. The Petit Pont is notable for having been destroyed, at least thirteen times since its original inception during Gallo-Roman times to the mid-19th century. It is served by the Metro station Saint-Michel.HistoryA bridge linking the Île de la Cité with the southern bank of the Seine has existed on this spot since early history. In the Roman predecessor to Paris, Lutetia Parisiorum, a bridge was built to utilize the convenient ford of the Seine, today's Île de la Cité. Often a victim of floods, the structure has been repeatedly rebuilt. The first known flood destroying this bridge was in 885 AD. The bridge subsequently was carried away by successive floods at least thirteen times between 885 and 1658, and at least eleven times before it was built in stone. In 1175, following yet another flood, the bishop of Paris Maurice de Sully gave his support for a new reconstruction, this time in stone. Further, after a flood destroyed the structure again in 1393, the construction of another stone bridge on the site was funded by a tax of 9,500 livres on the Jews living in Paris.
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  • Petit Pont-One of the shortest and one of the oldest bridges of Paris... The oldest-in the sense that the first bridge in this place was built back in the days when Paris was the Roman Civitas Parisiorum... The Current Petit Pont was built in the year 1853, and since 2013 the bridge is called "Petit-Pont-Cardinal-Lustiger"-in honor of the Paris Archbishop Jean-Marie Lustyet...
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  • This Is how the Petit-Pont is translated from the French language. Almost all the bridges leading from the island of Site to the "big land" and back have this name. In addition, they are also given a name for the sound. This is the name of Cardinal Lustyl's, who lived not so long ago. The Street of Сite passes on this bridge in street Petit Pon. Also on the bridge goes one of the routes of the Big Bus Tour. And of course the photos from here are beautiful both on the cathedral and selfies. It is not possible to be able to do this bridge:))
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