Pont au Double

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Pont au Double
Pont au double vu de la rive gauche a l est-20050628.jpg
A photograph of the Pont au Double.
Carries Motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles
Crosses Seine River
Locale Paris, France
Design Arch Bridge
Total length 45 metres (148 ft)
Width 20 metres (66 ft)
Clearance below ?
Toll Free both ways
Next upstream Pont de l'Archevêché
Next downstream Petit Pont
Coordinates 48°51′09.49″N 02°20′54.56″E / 48.8526361°N 2.3484889°E / 48.8526361; 2.3484889

The Pont au Double is a bridge over the Seine in Paris, France.

Location[edit]

Location on the Seine

The bridge links the 4th and 5th arrondissements of Paris, from the Île de la Cité to the quai de Montebello.

Located near the Métro stationsCitéMaubert-Mutualité or Cluny - La Sorbonne.

History[edit]

In 1515, Francis I was asked to build a bridge over the small branch of the Seine in order to carry patients to the Hôtel-Dieu hospital on the Île de la Cité. Construction began in 1626 and in 1634 the two sides were connected.

The Pont au Double derives its name from the toll amount which was charged, a "double" denier, money used to pay for the construction of the bridge.

In 1709, the bridge collapsed. It was rebuilt and remained in place until 1847. In 1883, the Pont au Double was replaced by a one arch cast-iron bridge.

Pont au Double

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