Pont De Rennes bridge

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Pont De Rennes Bridge
Pont De Rennes 1 July 2010.JPG
Coordinates 43°09′46″N 77°36′55″W / 43.162756°N 77.615394°W / 43.162756; -77.615394 (Pont De Rennes Bridge)Coordinates: 43°09′46″N 77°36′55″W / 43.162756°N 77.615394°W / 43.162756; -77.615394 (Pont De Rennes Bridge)
Carries Pedestrians and bicycles
Crosses Genesee River
Locale Rochester New York
Characteristics
Design Truss bridge
Material Steel
Total length 858 ft
History
Designer Leffert L. Buck
Opened 1891

The Pont De Rennes bridge is located in the Brown's Race Historic District of Rochester New York at the base of the High Falls where it spans the Genesee River. The Pont De Rennes bridge formerly carried Platt Street [1] over the river but was converted to pedestrian use in 1982 as part of a redevelopment of the High Falls area as an entertainment area. The bridge was renamed the Pont De Rennes for Rochester's sister city Rennes in France as part of the conversion. The Pont De Rennes bridge provides unobstructed views of the High Falls and downstream gorge.[2]

View of the bridge from the north bank

The bridge was designed by Leffert Buck, who also designed the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City.[3]

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