Photographer's Note

Pont Lafayette (1890)
This is the third oldest bridge on the Rhone. In 1826, is first constructed a bridge, the Pont Charles X or Bridge Concert from 1828. 214 m long and 13 m wide, it consists of a timber resting on abutments and piers of masonry.
On 5 September 1829 Lafayette made a triumphal entry into Lyon via the bridge was renamed in his honor on 19 September 1830. It is washed away by floods in 1840, then 1856.
Too old, it is replaced in 1890 by the current bridge, with steel structure resting on stone piers Porcieu-Amblagnieu. The central arch, which was destroyed in September 1944, the bridge was rebuilt and reopened in 1946.

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  • Copyright: Kostas Xenos (magkas) (28)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-08-07
  • Categories: Nature
  • Exposure: f/4.8
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2010-09-24 10:14
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