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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1849 Langeais
Langeais, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1029
Structurae ID:0008483
Coordinates:N 47.319667 E 0.404217
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:3 x 295.29f
Side spans:2 x 147.64f
  • Damaged by lightning 1859, rebuilt, cables cut during war 1870, rebuilt 1874, possibly rebuilt 1936, deck collapsed 1940, repaired 1946 carrying just a footbridge, rebuilt 1950, reinforced 1983 to support heavier traffic.
Photo by Bruce and Suzie Holbrook Photo by David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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