Pont Alexandre III

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Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France
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Chokk Chokk
1733 reviews
Yet a masterpiece in Paris Aug 05, 2011
There are many wonderful bridges in Paris but one of the most decorated and most beautiful is the Pont Alexandre III, which was built more than 110 years ago. The bridge was built by the engineers Jean Résal and Amédée d'Alby and inaugurated in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition together with the nearby Grand Palais and Petit Palais.

The bridge is situated next to Pont de la Concorde and is situated next to the two amazing palais’s; The Grand Palais and the Petit Palais on the Champs Elysées side and the equally impressive Hotel Des Invalides on the other side. The construction of the bridge is a marvel of 19th century engineering, consisting of a six-meter high single span steel arch. The design, by the architects Joseph Cassien-Bernard and Gaston Cousin, was subject to strict controls that prevented the bridge from obscuring the view of the Champs-Élysées or the Invalides.

The bridge, with its marvelous and fascinating Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900. It is named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896
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A view from the bridge
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Chokk says:
It is also more than beautiful - it is one of these extreme thing that is done for the love and extravagance of it.
Posted on: Aug 09, 2011
Vioweil says:
I love this bridge!
Posted on: Aug 09, 2011
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Ashley5 Ashley5
22 reviews
Pont Alexandre III Nov 06, 2009
We loved this beautiful bridge, probably the most beautiful bridge in all of Paris, from our opinions. We even had some of our wedding photos taken on this bridge. It crosses over the River Seine. And offers views of the Seine River, The Eiffel Tower, Les Invalides, and Grand Palais.

There are large sidewalks on either side of the bridge with traffic going both ways in the middle.

It is one of the most decorated bridges in Paris.
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69 reviews
A tour of Paris from a smart bridge Nov 27, 2007
This bridge is my favourite in Paris. It is named after the Tsar Alexander III, who gave the bridge to the French for the Universal Exhibition to celebrate their friendship, as the Franco-Russian alliance was concluded in of 1892. The bridge was built between 1896 and 1900.

It spans the Seine, from the Champs Elysées quarters (Petit and Grand Palais) to the Invalides. It is very well ornate: lamps, statues, cherubs, nymphs, horses... the details are impressive.

Once you are on the bridge, you can see the Invalides, the Eiffel Tower, the Concorde, the Grand Palais... ^^

Made of steel, it is 40 meters wide and 160 meters long, with one arch of 107 meters.

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