Pont de l'Iroise

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Pont de l'Iroise
Bridge at Brest.jpg
The Pont de l'Iroise, seen from the Plougastel end of the pont Albert-Louppe looking north-east and upriver
Coordinates 48°23′15″N 04°23′52″W / 48.38750°N 4.39778°W / 48.38750; -4.39778Coordinates: 48°23′15″N 04°23′52″W / 48.38750°N 4.39778°W / 48.38750; -4.39778
Carries N165 road
Crosses Élorn
Locale Finistère
Owner Finistère DDE (Direction Départementale de l'Equipement), Ministry of Public Works
Maintained by Finistère DDE
Preceded by pont Albert-Louppe
Characteristics
Design cable-stayed
Material reinforced concrete, steel
Total length 800.05 metres (2,624 ft 10 in)
Width 23.1 metres (75 ft 9 in)
Height 113 metres (370 ft 9 in)
Longest span 400 metres (1,312 ft 4 in)
No. of spans 7
Piers in water 2
Clearance below 26.5 metres (86 ft 11 in)
History
Architect René Le Friant, René Terzian
Designer Michel Placidi
Engineering design by Alain Chauvin; Service d'Etudes Techniques des Routes et Autoroute, SOGELERG
Constructed by Demathieu et Bard; Groupe Razel; Pico
Construction start 1991
Construction end 1994
Construction cost 264 million Francs[1]
Pont de l'Iroise is located in Finistère
Pont de l'Iroise
Pont de l'Iroise
Location in Finistère

The Pont de l'Iroise is a cable-stayed bridge in Finistère, Brittany, France, which spans the Élorn river where it enters the roadstead of Brest. It carries route nationale 165, the road between Brest and Quimper, and connects Le Relecq-Kerhuon to the north with Plougastel-Daoulas to the south. The bridge is named after the Iroise Sea, into which the roadstead of Brest opens.

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