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Pont de la Tournelle, Paris

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'', is an arch bridge spanning the river Seine in Paris.HistoryThe location of the is the site of successive structures.The first, a wooden bridge, was built in 1620. This bridge connected the Eastern bank of the Seine (le quai Saint-Bernard) to. It was subsequently washed away by ice in 1637, and again on 21 January 1651. A stone bridge was erected in its place in 1654. It was demolished in 1918 and replaced by the current bridge in 1928, after it suffered several natural disasters, especially the flood of 1910.The was intentionally built lacking symmetry, in order to emphasize the shapeless landscape in the part of the Seine that it bestrides. Consisting of a grand central arch that links the riverbanks via two smaller arches, one on each side, it's decorated on the Eastern bank with a pylon built on the left pier's cutwater, and a statue of Saint Geneviève, the patron saint of Paris, atop of the pylon, designed by Polish-French monumental sculptor Paul Landowski.The term "Tournelle" traces its origin to a square turret constructed at the end of the 12th Century on the fortress of Phillipe Auguste.Numerous scenes of Highlander: The Series were filmed along the Quai de la Tournelle near and underneath Pont de la Tournelle between 1992 and 1998.
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  • As a former resident of Ile St. Louis, I've crossed this work-a-day bridge hundreds of times, linking the island to the Left Bank. There is traffic. Good spot for a photo of Notre Dame or the Seine.  more »
  • Rebuilt in 1928-1930, this built-in bridge connects St. Louis to the Tournelle dock. Fortunately it is decorated on the side of the dock to the Tournelle, a 15 m high tower with its Summit the statue of Sainte Genevieve, made by the sculptor Paul Landowski, otherwise he would have little interest.
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  • I walked past this bridge and discovered that it had a great and high statue that caused me to study it closer. Statue (on one side of the bridge) is of Saint Genevieve is the patron saint of Paris. In 1620 was the first bridge built here and there was a wooden bridge. In 1654 a stone bridge was erected here, but it was demolished in 1918 and replaced with the current in 1928, after it has the ravages of time and the flood, a severe on it.
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  • The banks underneath the bridge offer many good spots for hanging out during summer time.
  • A nice typical parisian vue on the scene, located just between 2 of the most interesting districts of the city!
  • Beautiful, like all Paris bridges!
  • Photogenic bridge
  • Ada dua patung di situ.