Pont National (Brest)

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Pont National
29-Brest-Port militaire-Arrivée du Croiseur Duguay-Trouin-1901.jpg
The Pont National opened to allow through the French cruiser Duguay-Trouin, in 1901
Coordinates 48°23′03.7″N 04°29′47.3″W / 48.384361°N 4.496472°W / 48.384361; -4.496472
Carries Rue de Siam
Crosses Penfeld
Locale Brest, Brittany, France
Characteristics
Design Swing bridge
Material Masonry, steel
Total length 104m
History
Designer Nicolas Cadiat (1805-1856)
Alphonse Oudry (1819-1869)
Schneider et Cie, builders
Construction begin 1856
Opened 1861
Closed 1944 (destroyed)
For the bridge of this name in Paris, see Pont National.

The Pont National was a swing bridge across the river Penfeld in Brest, France. It opened in 1861, linking rue de Siam to Recouvrance, near the Tour Tanguy. It was destroyed by Allied bombardment in 1944 and replaced by the Pont de Recouvrance in the 1950s.