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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.
1826 Invalides
Paris, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:623
Structurae ID:0000226
References:AAJ, MOS, PTS2
Principals:Claude Navier
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1826
Main span:557.5f
Notes
  • Failed when almost complete in 1826. MOS: "On the 6th of September, a water-pipe, which was laid in the ground on the side of the Champs Elysées, and came near the abutments on that side of the river, burst, and, softening the ground about the abutment, it gave way under the strain produced by the weight of the bridge."
  • Replaced by 1829 Invalides (l'Allee-d'Antin) - Paris, France.

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