Pont de l'ArchevêchéEdit profile
The Pont de l'Archevêché (Archbishop's Bridge) is a bridge crossing the Seine river in Paris, France.Location
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.Access
The Pont de l'Archevêché is the narrowest 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 meters long and 11 meters high. It is composed of three arches of stone carrying heights of 15, 17, and 15 meters, respectively. The low clearance of the arches do cause an impediment to river traffic; however, in spite of a municipal decision in 1910 to rebuild it, the bridge was never replaced.
The bridge commonly seen in the background of the set on Highlander when the show was set in Paris.Characteristics
- Type of construction : Arch bridge
- Construction : 1828
- Architect : Plouard
- Material : stone
- Total Length : 68 m
- Width : 17 m
- Usable width : 11m
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