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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  • This time we arrived at Austelllitz station from Bourges. In front of the station is the Seine River, where you can see a two-toned arched bridge. It is a sturdy stone bridge. However, the scenery of the Seine around here is not good.
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  • Austerlitz Bridge is the second in the city in the movement of vehicles. It connects the embankments of St. Bernard and austerlitz itself. Built in 1807 (opened March 5) and named after the famous battle where Napoleon's troops defeated Allied troops fighting against him. The bridge is 200 meters long and 32 meters wide. On the supports of the bridge there are bas-reliefs on which the names of the heroes of the battle are engraved. But you can only see them from the water. There is nothing on the bridge that reminds of the battle. By the way, in 1815, when allied troops occupied Paris - the bridge decided to rename the Royal. But this name did not take root in the Parisians and in 1830 the bridge returned its former name. I recommend a water inspection!
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