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
Coordinates48°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
CarriesN165 road
OwnerFinistère DDE (Direction Départementale de l'Equipement), Ministry of Public Works
Maintained byFinistère DDE
Preceded bypont Albert-Louppe
Materialreinforced concrete, steel
Total length800.05 metres (2,624 ft 10 in)
Width23.1 metres (75 ft 9 in)
Height113 metres (370 ft 9 in)
Longest span400 metres (1,312 ft 4 in)
No. of spans7
Piers in water2
Clearance below26.5 metres (86 ft 11 in)
ArchitectRené Le Friant, René Terzian
DesignerMichel Placidi
Engineering design byAlain Chauvin; Service d'Etudes Techniques des Routes et Autoroute, SOGELERG
Constructed byDemathieu et Bard; Groupe Razel; Pico
Construction start1991
Construction end1994
Construction cost264 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.


  • "Pont de l'Iroise sur la rade de Brest" (PDF) (in French). Setec. Retrieved 25 August 2012.
  • Iroise Bridge at Structurae. Retrieved 2012-08-25.
  • Pont de l'Iroise (1994), Sétra 2007

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