Tancarville Bridge

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Tancarville Bridge
Vallée de Seine (Tancarville).JPG
Crosses Seine River
Locale Tancarville and Marais-Vernier, France
Official name Pont de Tancarville
Design Suspension bridge
Total length 1,420 m
Width 12.50 m
Longest span 608 m
Clearance below 50.85 m
Opened 1959

The Tancarville Bridge (Pont de Tancarville in French) is a suspension bridge that crosses the Seine River and connects Tancarville (Seine-Maritime) and Marais-Vernier (Eure), near Le Havre.

The bridge was completed in 1959 at a cost of 9 billion francs. In the 1990s it was realized that the cables had corroded (as has beset the Forth Road Bridge) and the shoulders were crumbling (As was found First Severn Crossing). In 1996-99 both the cables and shoulders were successfully replaced.

Bridge dimensions[edit]

  • Pylon height: 123 m
  • Total length: 1 420 m
  • Deck width: 12.50 m
  • Height above valley floor or water: 50.85 m
  • Length of main bridge: 960 m
  • Length of center span: 608 m
  • Length of side spans: 176 m

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Coordinates: 49°28′20″N 0°27′53″E / 49.47222°N 0.46472°E / 49.47222; 0.46472