Pont de l'Archeveche, Paris

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The Pont de l'Archevêché is a bridge crossing the Seine river in Paris, France.LocationThe bridge links the 4th Arrondissement, at the Île de la Cité, to the 5th Arrondissement, between the quai de Montebello and the quai de la Tournelle.HistoryThe Pont de l'Archevêché is the narrowest road bridge in Paris. It was built in 1828, by the engineer Plouard, for the society Pont des Invalides after the demolition of the suspension bridge at Les Invalides.The bridge is 68m long. It is composed of three arches of stone measuring heights of 15m, 17m, and 15m. The bridge commonly seen in the background of the set on Highlander when the show was set in Paris. After the Pont des Arts was cleared of its display of padlocks in 2010, and similarly the Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, lovers started to place their 'love padlocks' on this bridge. The original two bridges for this were footbridges, but this one, a bit narrower, is a road bridge.Characteristics Type of construction : Arch bridge Construction : 1828 Architect : Plouard Material : stone Total Length : 68m Width : 17m Usable width : 11m To visit Pont de l'Archeveche and get the most from your holiday in Paris, create itinerary details personal to you using our Paris trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Stone Bridge linking the Île de la Cité to the 5th arrondissement, very close to the back of Notre Dame Cathedral.
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  • After such a great fire, it is fantastic just to see so much still standing. Great view from the banks of the Seine. Hope I will still be alive to see the roof completed and go inside.  more »
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