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Pont de l'Archevêché

Coordinates: 48°51′5.82″N 2°21′5.73″E / 48.8516167°N 2.3515917°E / 48.8516167; 2.3515917
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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.
Coordinates48°51′5.82″N 2°21′5.73″E / 48.8516167°N 2.3515917°E / 48.8516167; 2.3515917
CarriesMotor vehicles, pedestrians, and bicycles
CrossesRiver Seine
LocaleParis, France
Other name(s)Padlock Bridge
Next upstreamPont de la Tournelle
Next downstreamPont au Double
DesignArch bridge
Total length68 m (223 feet)
Width17 m (56 feet)
Construction start1828
TollFree both ways

The Pont de l'Archevêché (Archbishop's Bridge) is a bridge crossing the Seine river in Paris, France.


Location on the Seine

The bridge links the 4th Arrondissement, at the Île de la Cité, to the 5th Arrondissement, between the quai de Montebello and the quai de la Tournelle.


Located near the Métro stationMaubert-Mutualité.


Pont de l'Archevêché covered with 'love padlocks' - 2012

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 lengths 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)


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