Pont de Recouvrance
|Pont de Recouvrance|
The Pont de Recouvrance and the Penfeld
|Carries||Rue de Siam|
|Locale||Brest, Brittany, France|
|Material||Reinforced concrete, steel|
|Longest span||88 metres (289 ft)|
The Pont de Recouvrance is a vertical-lift bridge in Brest, France, across the river Penfeld. Opened on 17 July 1954, it was the largest[clarification needed] vertical-lift bridge in Europe until the opening of the Pont Gustave-Flaubert in 2008. It links the bottom of the rue de Siam to the quartier de Recouvrance, replacing a swing bridge (the pont National) destroyed by Allied bombardment in 1944.
Each pylon is 70m high, and the 525-tonne lift span is 88m long.
The lift span was renewed in 2011 in order to allow the future tram line to cross the bridge. Tram opened by July 2012.
- Haseldine, Peter (July–August 2010). "Two French closures" (40th anniversaries of). Trolleybus Magazine issue 292, pp. 74–75. National Trolleybus Association (UK). ISSN 0266-7452.
- Today's Railway Europe No. 214, p15
- Le pont levant de Brest, brochure edited by La Télémécanique Électrique (1954 ?)
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