Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas

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Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas
Pont Jacques-Chaban-Delmas levé 03.JPG
The Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas on its inauguration day, 15 March 2013.
Coordinates 44°51′30″N 0°33′06″W / 44.858279°N 0.551805°W / 44.858279; -0.551805Coordinates: 44°51′30″N 0°33′06″W / 44.858279°N 0.551805°W / 44.858279; -0.551805
Crosses Garonne river
Locale Bordeaux
Design Vertical-lift bridge
Material Concrete and steel
Total length 575 m (1,886 ft)
Width 32 m (105 ft) to 45 m (148 ft)
Height 77 m (253 ft)
Longest span 110 m (360 ft)
Construction start 2009
Construction end 2012
Opened March 2013

The Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas is a vertical-lift bridge over the Garonne in Bordeaux, France. It was inaugurated on 16 March 2013 by President François Hollande and Alain Juppé, mayor of Bordeaux.[1] Its main span is 110 m (361 ft) long. As of 2013, it is the longest vertical-lift bridge in Europe.[1] It is named in honour of Jacques Chaban-Delmas, a former Prime Minister of France and a former mayor of Bordeaux.


  1. ^ a b "Hollande à Bordeaux: bain de foule, coup de pouce et décentralisation". Libération (in French). 16 March 2013. Retrieved 18 March 2013. 

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Coordinates: 44°51′31″N 0°33′06″W / 44.85861°N 0.55167°W / 44.85861; -0.55167