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Pont Neuf, Toulouse

Categories: Bridges, Tourist Spots
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4.4/5 based on 440+ reviews on the web
The Pont Neuf, French for "New Bridge" (a.k.a. Pont de Pierre and Grand Pont), is a 16th-century bridge in Toulouse, in the South of France.ConstructionOriginal planning for the bridge started in 1542 by the assembly of a committee of master masons and carpenters. Construction started on the foundations in 1544; the first arch was started in 1614. The bridge was finished in 1632, and was inaugurated on 19 October 1659.The bridge is not symmetrical; the longest arch is the third from the right-hand bank. The openings through the piers were originally supposed to represent the face and mane of a lion. A triumphal archway added in 1686 constricted traffic and was removed in 1860.It is 220m long, and has 7 arches.
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  • The bridge is an essential element to your visit. You need to visit the sight. It is the oldest bridge and when you look at the design you can appreciate the survival characteristics. 
  • This bridge crosses the Garonne and allows you to walk on each side of the shores, very frequented by many students in Toulouse.
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  • Built in the 16th century the 'New Bridge' has some interesting features, including huge sculpted holes in the supporting pillars to allow for water to flow through in the event of exceptional water l...  read more »
  • Great view of the river and the bridges of Toulouse..
  • Excellent scenery
  • Most beautiful bridge in Toulouse!
  • Bridge nine beautiful view on the Garonne and Toulouse my city favorite of France and I often think of Claude Nougaro times j immagine bouncy walk along the Garonne.
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  • Very good bridge, can support a fairly heavy load of multiple vehicles or humans. Its arches give a not unpleasant old-school look. I would recommend to anyone wanting to cross the Garonne.
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