List of bridges in Paris

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There are many bridges in the city of Paris, principally over the River Seine, but also over the Canal de l'Ourcq.

Statistics[edit]

Source : Ville de Paris

In 2006, Paris had :

  • 37 bridges over the Seine
  • 58 bridges used to carry Parisian streets over each other
  • 10 bridges used by the RATP
  • 33 bridges used by the SNCF
  • 148 bridges over the boulevard périphérique
  • 49 pedestrian bridges or "passerelles piétonnières".

Seine[edit]

Paris has 37 bridges across the Seine, of which 4 are pedestrian only and 2 are rail bridges. Three link Île Saint-Louis to the rest of Paris, 8 do the same for Île de la Cité and one links the 2 islands to each other. A list follows, from upstream to downstream :

View downstream from the Eiffel Tower, showing, from bottom to top, pont de Bir-Hakeim, pont Rouelle, pont de Grenelle and pont Mirabeau
Pont Alexandre III
  1. Pont amont (carrying the Boulevard Périphérique, situated at the river's entry to the city)
  2. Pont National
  3. Pont de Tolbiac
  4. Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir (pedestrian), inaugurated 13 July 2006
  5. Pont de Bercy (made up of a railway bridge carrying the Line 6 of the Paris Métro and another stage for road traffic) ;
  6. Pont Charles-de-Gaulle (1996)
  7. Viaduc d'Austerlitz (railway bridge used for Line 5 of the métro), directly followed on the Rive Droite by the viaduc du quai de la Rapée,
  8. Pont d'Austerlitz
  9. Pont de Sully (crosses the eastern corner of Île Saint-Louis)
  10. Pont de la Tournelle (between the Rive Gauche and the Île Saint-Louis)
  11. Pont Marie (between Île Saint-Louis and the rive droite)
  12. Pont Louis-Philippe (between Île Saint-Louis and the rive droite)
  13. Pont Saint-Louis (pedestrian zone, between Île de la Cité and the Île Saint-Louis)
  14. Pont de l'Archevêché (between the rive gauche and Île de la Cité)
  15. Pont au Double (between the rive gauche and Île de la Cité)
  16. Pont d'Arcole (between Île de la Cité and the rive droite)
  17. Petit Pont (between the rive gauche and Île de la Cité)
  18. Pont Notre-Dame (between the Île de la Cité and the rive droite)
  19. Pont Saint-Michel (between the Rive Gauche and the Île de la Cité)
  20. Pont au Change (between the Île de la Cité and the Rive Droite)
  21. Pont Neuf (crossing the west corner of the Île de la Cité, Paris's oldest bridge, built between 1578 and 1607)
  22. Passerelle des Arts (pedestrian)
  23. Pont du Carrousel
  24. Pont Royal
  25. Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor (1999) (pedestrian, formerly the Passerelle de Solférino, renamed in 2006)
  26. Pont de la Concorde
  27. Pont Alexandre III
  28. Pont des Invalides
  29. Pont de l'Alma
  30. Passerelle Debilly (pedestrian)
  31. Pont d'Iéna
  32. Pont de Bir-Hakeim (crossing the Île aux Cygnes, comprising one stage with a railway bridge carrying Line 6 of the Paris Métro and another for road traffic)
  33. Pont Rouelle (rail viaduct for line C of the RER crossing the Île aux Cygnes)
  34. Pont de Grenelle (crossing the Île aux Cygnes)
  35. Pont Mirabeau
  36. Pont du Garigliano
  37. Pont aval (used by the boulevard périphérique, at the river's exit from the city)

Canal de l'Ourcq[edit]

The canal de l'Ourcq system includes 16 bridges - the majority are passerelles piétonnes (footbridges), and many of the road bridges can be raised or turned (temporarily interrupting road traffic) to allow canal traffic through.

Passerelles piétonnières[edit]

Source : Ville de Paris

Paris has 49 passerelles piétonnières (footbridges), listed by arrondissement :

Miscellaneous[edit]

There are several other bridges in Paris which do not cross a body of water - in the 10th arrondissement, Rue La Fayette et de and Rue de l'Aqueduc pass over the train lines of gare de l'Est. On the boundary between the 5th and 13th arrondissements, boulevard de Port-Royal spans Rue Broca and Rue Pascal. In the XVIII arrondissement, rue Caulaincourt is carried over the Montmartre Cemetery by a bridge. In the 20th arrondissement, rue Charles-Renouvier spans rue des Pyrénées. In the 8th arrondissement, rue du Rocher crosses rue de Madrid.

Also, 2 and 6 of the Paris metro include several aerial viaducts in their above-ground zones, whilst RER C also has a viaduct along the length of quai André-Citroën.

Footbridges may also be found in the Parc des Buttes Chaumont and parc de Reuilly. Among others, the promenade plantée uses the old viaduc Daumesnil. In bois de Vincennes, the islands of Bercy and of Reuilly are linked to each other, and the east of the latter to the rest of the park.

The line for the chemin de fer de Petite Ceinture also includes several bridges and viaducts, as well as footbridges across it such as that carrying rue de la Mare in the 20th arrondissement.

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