Île de Ré bridge

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Île de Ré bridge
Pont de l'île de Ré
Coordinates 46°10′18″N 01°14′21″W / 46.17167°N 1.23917°W / 46.17167; -1.23917
Locale Charente-Maritime, France
Characteristics
Design Box girder bridge
Material Prestressed concrete
Total length 2,926.5 m (9,601 ft)
Width 15.5 m (51 ft)
Height 42 m (138 ft)
History
Architect Michel Virlogeux
Charles Lavigne
Alain Montois
Pham X. Thao
Michel Placidi
Constructed by Bouygues
Construction start 1986
Construction end 1988
Opened 19 March 1988 (1988-03-19)
Île de Ré bridge is located in Charente-Maritime
Île de Ré bridge
Île de Ré bridge
Location in Charente-Maritime
Île de Ré bridge is located in France
Île de Ré bridge
Île de Ré bridge
Location in Charente-Maritime

Île de Ré bridge is connected to La Rochelle and to the Île de Ré, in France. It was built by Bouygues, and financed by the Charente-Maritime department.

History[edit]

It was declared "d'utilité publique" in 1984. It was inaugurated on May 19, 1988.

Coordinates: 46°10′18″N 01°14′21″W / 46.17167°N 1.23917°W / 46.17167; -1.23917