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|
The Pont de l'Archevêché (Archbishop's Bridge) is a bridge crossing the Seine river in Paris, France.
|Located near the metro 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 meters long. It is composed of three arches of stone measuring heights of 15, 17, and 15 meters. 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, albeit narrow, is a road bridge.
In the end of 2013, a Parisian student photographed around 16,800 love locks of the bridge and displayed them on a website, allowing everyone to discover the creativity of lovers.
- Type of construction : Arch bridge
- Construction : 1828
- Architect : Plouard
- Material : stone
- Total Length : 68 m
- Width : 17 m
- Usable width : 11m
|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
Bridge location on the Seine:
Pont au Double
Pont de la Tournelle
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