Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Seine River Bridges: Pont du Carrousel

The Pont du Carrousel is a three span reinforced concrete, closed spandrel, deck arch bridge. It is composed of three 47 m (154 ft) spans, it has a total length of 168 m (552 ft), and a width of 38 m (125 ft).

The bridge combines modern and more classical elements reflecting its age (it was completed in 1939). The arches are flat circular segments.  The deck was built high and so tunnels were provided for pedestrians walking along the quays.  Two stone sculptures (from the previous bridge) sit atop each abutment. The ends of the piers are rounded and topped by conical shapes. The bridge is aligned with the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel along the right bank. 
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Seine River Bridges: Pont du Carrousel by Mark Yashinsky is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 United States License.

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