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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.
1900 Rochefort-Martrou Transporter (Matrou Transporter)
Rochefort, France (Charente River)
Bridgemeister ID:949
Structurae ID:0000109
Coordinates:N 45.91613 W 0.960638
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF
Principals:Ferdinand Arnodin
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:129m
  • Eckhard Bernstorff notes (data from the information table at the machinery building, where the motor to pull the platform is installed): Main Span 129 m (the high truss towers have a wide basis, the length from saddle to saddle is 139.75 m, and the length of the whole "tableau" including side parts is 175.5m), width between rails 8m. The Rochefort Transporter is well in use [2005], in the summer on all days people can use the "ferry" which is attached to the rails under the bridge.
Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff

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