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Sign: Paris - Tournelle Bridge


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6 Port de la Tournelle, 75005 Paris, France
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[Silhouette of the bridge]
Pont de la Tournelle
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The bridge built in 1928 and replacing previous bridges connects the island of Île Saint-Louis with the left bank of the Seine the continuation on the other side of the island is the Marie Bridge Click for sign's details).
The name of the bridge comes from the tower that was nearby in the 12th century.

The statue on the bridge that was placed upon its construction is the result of a competition for the design of the bridge, which was won by the Guidetti brothers, and at the top of the structure in the shape of an arch was sculpted the image of Genevieve, the patron saint of Paris, looking towards the east, the direction from which all the invasions of Paris happened. The figure of Saint Genevieve was made by the sculptor Paul Landowski

The bridge was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image Click for a larger image Click for a larger image

The name of the bridge also appears on the sign on the bridge Click for a larger image

More details can be found in the plaque on top of the statue of Saint Genevieve Click for sign's details




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