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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.
1838 La Roche-Guyon
La Roche-Guyon, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1937
Use:Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Ann Saul sent a synopsis of this bridge's history from La Roche-Guyon, Bourg Feodal de l'Ancien Vexin Francais by Ernest Colas. "The author states that the bridge was built in 1838, originally with two pylons, one on each bank of the Seine. In 1882, gale force winds turned over a wide stretch of the bridge floor. Afterwards, another pylon was placed in the middle of the river (if I am translating it properly); however, the bridge was not considered stable enough for modern transportation (the automobile, perhaps). Plans were made for a new bridge and the old one was demolished. The new bridge was never built because of World War I."
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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