Pont de Recouvrance

Coordinates: 48°23′04″N 4°29′48″W / 48.384381°N 4.496541°W / 48.384381; -4.496541

Opened on 17 July 1954, the pont de Recouvrance is a bridge in Brest, France across the river Penfeld. It was the largest vertical lift bridge in Europe from its construction until the opening of the Pont Gustave-Flaubert in 2008. It links the bottom of the rue de Siam to the quartier de Recouvrance, replacing a swing bridge (the pont National) destroyed by Allied bombardment in 1944.

Each pylon is 70m high and the 525-tonne moving cradle is 88m long.

  • Le pont levant de Brest, brochure edited by La Télémécanique Électrique (1954 ?)

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