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Pont des Invalides, Paris

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Although Pont des Invalides is most commonly known as the lowest bridge traversing the Seine, it holds historical significance as well. When you visit this site, be sure to learn its story, which starts in 1821 with Claude Navier. Navier once imagined a revolutionary bridge that crossed the Seine in one single reach, without any point of support in between. Due to cracks in some parts of the bridge and gradual settling, the project was abandoned before the bridge even made it into service. Put Pont des Invalides into our Paris vacation generator and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • walk over it by day and take a nice restaurantboat under it in the evening. The Seine is beautiful in spring!  more »
  • This mythical bridge will have experienced many setbacks since the start of its construction in 1821 by the engineer Claude Navier then rebuilt several times by other engineers (breaks, compaction, landslide...), in 1854 it was demolished for its replacement for the universal exhibition of 1855. It's Paul-Martin Gallocher de Lagalisserie and Jules Savarin who use existing batteries of the previous suspension bridge and add a new stack to build a masonry arch bridge. The new battery is decorated with two allegorical groups, earthly victory by Nicolas-Victor Vilain upstream and the victory maritime by Georges Diebolt downstream, while the old batteries are adorned with military trophies to imperial arms, works of Astyanax-Scevola Bosio. Yet stronger, this bridge settlement in 1878 of 25 to 30 cm, and he lost two arches during the winter of 1880 (restored by the end of the year). The bridge is stable since then, and the only change of the twentieth century will be the expansion of its sidewalks in 1956.
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  • Not one of Paris' prettiest bridges, but it does carry lot of traffic and if you walk across it, you get good views of the city and the Seine.  more »
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  • A nice walk to or from the Eiffel Tower, This will give you an interesting taste of French military history. We were surprised how many times we had seen this bridge in old pictures and films without knowing where it was. The Pont des Invalides is a great place to enjoy the fabulous panoramic view of the Eiffel Tower and the perspective view of the Seine is quite stunning.
  • Nice bridge, able to see the river and Wife Tower from here. Come get your wedding pictures here!
  • No matter where you go in paris, you'll stumble upon even the simplest of things made incredible by detail. This bridge is no different. No special trips are needed to see so many of these beautiful things while your in Paris, as so many cross paths with somewhere you intend to go. Do as I did, take an evening to walk up the Siene River and you will easily hit 10 things you wanted to see
  • I really appreciate when utilitarian things like bridges are used for art, as it adds immensely to the overall atmosphere of the location. The sculptures on the side of the bridge are wonderful.
  • people can easily cross the river from Palais de la Découverte to Eiffel Tower. also they can enjoy a nice walk.