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Pont de l'Archeveche, Paris

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The Pont de l'Archevêché is a bridge crossing the Seine river in Paris, France.LocationThe 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.HistoryThe Pont de l'Archevêché is the narrowest road 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 68m long. It is composed of three arches of stone measuring heights of 15m, 17m, and 15m. The bridge commonly seen in the background of the set on Highlander when the show was set in Paris. After the Pont des Arts was cleared of its display of padlocks in 2010, and similarly the Passerelle Léopold-Sédar-Senghor, lovers started to place their 'love padlocks' on this bridge. The original two bridges for this were footbridges, but this one, a bit narrower, is a road bridge.Characteristics Type of construction : Arch bridge Construction : 1828 Architect : Plouard Material : stone Total Length : 68m Width : 17m Usable width : 11m
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  • Perfect view of the back of Notre Dame and its gardens, plus a perspective of the city and the river. Peaceful in the middle of the city.  more »
  • Built in 1828, it allows to connect the 4th to the 5th district. It is quite ordinary, without decoration or sculptures... Does not require moving to see him. If you visit the island to the city, you will see...
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  • Thankfully the locks on this bridge have been removed and you can sit and watch the world go by in peace whilst marveling at the wonderful Notre Dame (from the rear!)  more »
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  • No longer allowing locks. Still a good view of the Notre Dame.
  • Put a lock on and throw your key in the water. Worth the stop for love birds.
  • This is one of the bridges you'll find around Paris which are absolutely full of locks. It's conveniently located near Notre Dame, so if you're planning to profess your love, buy yourself a lock, get it engraved and bring it along to the bridge. I've noticed that the close-by street vendors have locks for sale if you didn't plan ahead or just feeling spontaneous.
  • Great views of the Norte Dame cathedral and the Seine especially in the evening light
  • They are busy rebuilding the bridge, after they removed the love lockets with the bridge.