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Pont Rouelle, Paris

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The pont Rouelle is a bridge in Paris, France, that crosses the Seine river. It connects the city's 15th and 16th arrondissements, and passes through the Île aux Cygnes. Constructed of steel, the bridge is 173 meters (567 feet) long and 20 meters (66 feet) wide. It exists only for railway service, carrying the C line of the RER.It is composed of four distinct portions: On the Right Bank, an arch in masonry spans the bank road. The portion that spans the right arm of the Seine consists of a single metal arch. The part which crosses the Île aux Cygnes spans the island's pedestrian alley with a small stone arch. The part which spans the left arm of the river, reaching the Left Bank, rests on two piles in the Seine.
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  • This bridge called Rouelle , which spans the Seine in three parts between the 15th and 16th arrondissements, is a survivor of the Universal Exhibition of 1900. Indeed, at that time, Paris acquired steam railway lines and stations such as the one called Orsay (now the museum) and a belt line around Paris. In order to connect by train , the place of the Exhibition which takes place on the left bank on the Champs de Mars with the Eiffel Tower and right bank around the Champs Elysees , this bridge allows to cross the Seine wide to this place, leaning on the Island of Swans. Built from 1897 to 1900, this bridge crosses the Seine left bank thanks to a metal apron and curved structure, resting on two piles. Then a small masonry bridge crosses Swan Island and then on the right bank side an arched bridge of a single reach, allows to leave free the movement of boats on the Seine. The bridge is crossed, to make it change direction between left bank and right bank at the level of the Maison de la Radio (Station Maison de Radio France) which gives it a very special look. Between 1937 and 1988 it was decommissioned and put back into service with the creation of the North West branch of RER C; This beautiful elegant work, shows in its decorations the style of the time when "Art Nouveau" is fashionable. The observation of the bridge is interesting when walking on the quays of Seine pedestrian, on the left bank side or on the Isle of Swans. You can't go up there for security reasons. His name is that of the great French chemist, Guillaume François Rouelle (1703-1770)
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  • It was built between 1897 and 1900 for the 1900 World's Fair. It has a length of 180 m., consists of two structures, one with an arc of 85 m. of light for the main arm of the Seine and three sections for the minor arm. Its name serves to pay homage to the chemist Guillaume-Fran'ois Rouelle, one of the founders of the chemistry of France. Pedestrian crossing is prohibited so you can only cross with the train to cross the Swan Ille. One of the best views of the entire bridge is from the top of the Eiffel Tower.
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  • Le pont Rouelle located in the natural extension of the rue Rouelle and from there it is taken its name. This is only a railway bridge and constructed for the 1900 World Fair. The Rouelle Bridge allows the RER C to cross the Seine, between 15th and 16th arrondissement, in the middle of Île aux Cygnes.
  • Nice Bridge that Passa by the Seine and by the Island to see the statue of the liberty of the city
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