Pont d'Austerlitz, Paris

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The Pont d'Austerlitz is a bridge which crosses the Seine River in Paris, France. It owes its name to the battle of Austerlitz (1805).
The bridge links the 12th arrondissement at the rue Ledru-Rollin, to the 5th and 13th arrondissements, at the Jardin des Plantes.
The construction of the bridge came from a necessity to link the Faubourg Saint-Antoine on the right bank to the Jardin des Plantes on the left bank. At the beginning of the 19th century the first bridge was constructed. In 1801, the engineer Becquey de Beaupré proposed a five-arched bridge. In 1854, the bridge was judged dangerous and the width was increased to 18 meters (59 feet) and finally to 30 meters (98 feet).
Type : Arch bridge Construction : 1801–1805, 1854 and 1884–1885 Inauguration : 1854 and 1885 Architects : Alexandre Michal, Jules Savarin (1854) – Jean-Marie-Georges Choquet (1885) Material : Stone Masonry Total Length : 173,80 m
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  • We used the Pont d'Austerlitz to cross the Seine River when travelling by foot from the Gare du Lyon to the Jardin des Plantes. From the bridge you can see Notre Dame in the distance, but just a bit t...  more »
  • This is a great vantage point for photographs of the ile saint louis and Notre Dame if you have a lens that will allow long range views. You can try different angles and create some really nice images  more »
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