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).LocationThe bridge links the 12th arrondissement at the rue Ledru-Rollin, to the 5th and 13th arrondissements, at the Jardin des Plantes.HistoryThe 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).Characteristics 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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  • I went around Paris by bus from Gare de Lyon. First, we cross this bridge and get closer to the city. This is where the excitement begins!
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  • This bridge carries a lot of traffic, noisy and busy. Enjoy it from afar or from a boat traveling below. You'll not want to walk across as it's too full of traffic.  more »
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