Pont de l'Archevêché
|Pont de l'Archevêché|
A photograph of the Pont de l'Archevêché from Quai de la Tournelle. Notre Dame de Paris can be seen in the background.
|Other name(s)||Padlock Bridge|
|Carries||Motor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles|
|Total length||68 m (223 feet)|
|Width||17 m (56 feet)|
|Toll||Free both ways|
|Next upstream||Pont de la Tournelle|
|Next downstream||Pont au Double|
The Pont de l'Archevêché (Archbishop's Bridge) is a bridge crossing the Seine river in Paris, France.
|Located near the Métro station: Maubert-Mutualité.|
The Pont de l'Archevêché is the narrowest road bridge in Paris. It was built in 1828, by the engineer Plouard, for the society Pont des Invalides after the demolition of the suspension bridge at Les Invalides.
The bridge is 68 metres (223 ft) long. It is composed of three arches of stone measuring heights of 15 metres (49 ft), 17 metres (56 ft), and 15 metres (49 ft). The bridge commonly seen in the background of the set on Highlander when the show was set in Paris. After the Pont des Arts was cleared of its display of padlocks in 2010, and similarly the Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, lovers started to place their 'love padlocks' on this bridge. The original two bridges for this were footbridges, but this one, a bit narrower, is a road bridge.
- Type of construction : Arch bridge
- Construction : 1828
- Architect : Plouard
- Material : stone
- Total Length : 68 metres (223 ft)
- Width : 17 metres (56 ft)
- Usable width : 11 metres (36 ft)
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Pont de l'Archevêché.|
- (French) Mayor of Paris' website
- (French) Structurae
- Satellite View from Google Map
- (French) http://www.lefigaro.fr/actualite-france/2008/09/14/01016-20080914ARTFIG00013-une-vedette-de-plaisance-sombre-sur-la-seine-.php
- Pont de l'Archevêché on "We Lock Love" website: 16,800 love locks photographed
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