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Sign: Paris - Royal Bridge


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Pont Royal, 75001 Paris, France
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Pont Royal
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Royal Bridge - Pont Royal, connects the right bank with the left bank of the Seine.
The bridge whose construction began in 1685 and ended in 1689 is one of the oldest bridges in Paris (after Pont Neuf Click for sign's details and Pont Marie Click for sign's details), its length is 110 meters and its width is 17 meters.
During the French Revolution, the name of the bridge was changed to the National Bridge (Pont National), Napoleon changed its name to Pont des Tuileries, and in 1814 Louis XVIII restored the royal name Pont Royal.
The bridge is designated as a historical heritage site of France

The bridge was photographed on the same day Click for a larger image Click for a larger image
(In the first picture you can see the Musée d’Orsay located on the left bank in front of the bridge)




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