Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor, Paris

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Formerly known as passerelle Solférino, Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor is a footbridge over the River Seine and is considered one of the most scenic spots in Paris. You can stop by for a relaxing stroll while enjoying the sights and sounds of the city.

Crossing the Seine with a single span and no piers, this metallic bridge is architecturally unique and covered in exotic woods, which gives it a light and warm appearance. Its solidity is, however, never in doubt--at either end, its foundations are in the form of concrete pillars, and the structure itself is made up of six 150 ton components built by the Eiffel engineering company, Eiffel Constructions métalliques. Its innovative architecture brought Marc Mimram the Prix de l'Équerre d'Argent award in 1999.

The bridge also has benches where you can rest your feet as well as lampposts to light your way. For travelers who use our world travel planner, Paris holidays become easier to arrange, with trips to the Passerelle Leopold-Sedar-Senghor and other attractions mapped out and timetabled.
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  • Being solely a pedestrian bridge. It is handy to cross from the Louvre over to the Musee D'Orsay, Quite a wide bridge with plenty of room. Trivia - The bridge is covered in exotic wood from Brazil.  more »
  • After a lovely morning at the Musee d'Orsay, my kids and I gathered our love locks and headed across the walking bridge towards the Jardin des Tuileries. I pre-ordered my locks online before leaving t...  more »
  • This pedestrian bridge, which is at the height of the Tuileries garden, built in steel and wood, is my favorite place to sit and rest and observe the Seine ... on his charms is from wood, warm, relaxing ... no car, no smog, no noise! ... also my hairy love stopping here, because the temperatures are not as extreme as on the tarmac ... and he can lie down.
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  • Beautifully designed walking bridge. Nice view of the river 'La Seine' and the famous 'bateaux mouches'. Do not miss the lovelocks..
  • The place to be pour le street workout!!!!
  • got to see the padlocks meant to symbolize eternal love..
  • Very nice walk and view
  • A pedestrian bridge with spectacular views. The Council has to go continually tearing locks people and paste, because the bridge would bear no weight.
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