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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  • August 4, 2017
    Appearance is ordinary steel bridge. Around a lot of stone to it 珍shikattari. And when it comes across, and hanging a padlock of the myriad. No, that hangs. Feel the lovers love to pray. On the trip, become very sentimental.
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  • August 1, 2017
    The view of Notre Dame from the Pont de L'archeveche is different... because perhaps we are always used to see her face; but the sides and the back are also worth. In addition, this bridge is filled with padlocks... all those lovers who have sealed your love in Paris and on the banks of the Seine. From there you can see, by way of witness memories, the hundred - thousands - of padlocks with messages that couples have left there as a symbol of their union. The truth is it is impressing to see the bridge with all these padlocks... If you do it over, looking at Notre Dame... view and the picture is much more spectacular and symbolic.
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  • July 11, 2017
    The main attraction of the Pone de l'Archeveche were the numerous locks that people used to tie on the bridge. The same have been removed and I understand from our guide that the same has occured in t...  more »

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