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This is a list of bridges 1 through 100 (of 383 total) from the suspension bridge inventory for the country France. Wherever you see a "Bridgemeister ID" number you can click it to isolate the bridge on its own page. Click here to go to the list of countries.
1822 (footbridge)
Annonay, France (Cance River)
Bridgemeister ID:375
Structurae ID:0006497
References:AAJ, BBR, GHD, LAB, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin, Camille Seguin, Jules Seguin, Paul Seguin, Charles Seguin
Use:Footbridge
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:18m
Notes
  • Test structure, but recognized as first wire bridge in France.
1824 Galaure
Saint-Vallier, France (Galaure River)
Bridgemeister ID:1824
Structurae ID:0006498
References:GHD, MOS
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Status:Collapsed, 1844
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:30m
Notes
1825 Tain-Tournon
Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:378
Structurae ID:0000156
References:AAJ, ASB, BBR, BPF, GHD, LAB, MOS, PTS2, TTSB
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, 1965
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 278.88f
Deck width:13.75f
Notes
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.
1826 Jarnac
Jarnac, France (Charente River)
Bridgemeister ID:1729
References:MOS
Principals:J. P. Quénot
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:70m
Deck width:7.75m
1827 Andance
Andance and Andancette, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:976
Structurae ID:0008624
Coordinates:N 45.242194 E 4.801638
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ASB
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
  • Destroyed August 30, 1944. Rebuilt 1946.
Photo by David Denenberg
1827 L'île Barbe
Lyon vicinity, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1535
Structurae ID:0008335
Coordinates:N 45.796883 E 4.83055
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, PQL, PTS2
Principals:Favier
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 334.66f
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1828 Arcole (de la Grève)
Paris, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:625
Structurae ID:0000214
References:AAJ, MOS, PTS2
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Status:Replaced, 1854
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 133.86f
Deck width:11.48f
1828 Auvers
Auvers-sur-Oise and Méry-sur-Oise, France (Oise River)
Bridgemeister ID:1717
Structurae ID:0017738
Status:Failed, 1887
Notes
  • Destroyed 1870. Rebuilt 1873.
1828 Doux
St Jean de Muzols, France (Doux River)
Bridgemeister ID:1984
Structurae ID:0017173
Status:Removed, 1857
1828 Sablons
Sablons and Serrières, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:890
Structurae ID:0001506
References:AAJ, ASB
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1933
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main spans:2 x 331.38f
Deck width:13.12f

Notes
1828 Sassenage
Sassenage and Grenoble, France (Drac River)
Bridgemeister ID:1728
Status:Replaced, 1938
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1829 Argentat
Argentat, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:627
References:AAJ, MOS, PTS2
Principals:L. T. Vicat
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1903
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:328f
1829 Beaucaire
Beaucaire and Tarascon, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:626
Structurae ID:0012664
References:AAJ, ASB, GHD, PTS2
Principals:Jules Seguin, Joseph Chaley
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 393.72f
Side spans:2 x 307.1f
Notes
  • Flooring failed, 1887.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1829 Invalides (l'Allee-d'Antin)
Paris, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:633
Structurae ID:0000897
References:AAJ, MOS, PTS2
Principals:Marie Fortuné de Vergès, Ferdinand Bayard de la Vingtrie
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1855
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main span:236.5f
Deck width:25.6f

Notes
1829 Palais de Justice
Lyon, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:546
Structurae ID:0017171
References:PQL
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1972
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Damaged by flood, 1840. Rebuilt. Bombed, 1944. Repaired, 1945. Location now occupied by a cable-stayed footbridge, completed 1986.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1829 Vienne
Vienne, Isère and Sainte-Colombe, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:977
Structurae ID:0005249
Coordinates:N 45.524867 E 4.87035
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:ASB
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
  • Damaged by flood in 1840. Rebuilt.
Photo by David Denenberg
1830 Bourg-Saint-Andéol
Bourg-Saint-Andéol, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1719
Structurae ID:0015893
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire (iron)

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1830 Feurs
Feurs, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1543
References:GHD
Principals:Jules Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1926
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
1830 Fourques
Fourques and Arles, France (Petit Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1040
Structurae ID:0002998
Coordinates:N 43.688722 E 4.613472
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg
1830 Parentignat (Orbeil)
Parentignat and Issoire, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1568
Structurae ID:0002115
References:AAJ, BPF
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:98.4m
Notes
  • Bypassed, 1973.
1830 Remoulins
Remoulins, France (Gardon River)
Bridgemeister ID:946
Structurae ID:0003005
Coordinates:N 43.936944 E 4.557333
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain, 1938 (last checked, 2002)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:120m
Notes
  • Demolished, 1938. Only towers remain.
Photo by David Denenberg
1830 Valence aux Granges
Valence, Drôme, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:631
Structurae ID:0009700
References:ASB, PTS2
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 110m
Deck width:7m
Notes
  • Two side spans meeting at a single midstream tower.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1831 Andrézieux
Andrézieux and France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:978
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1910
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1831 Beauregard
Beauregard, Ain, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1713
Structurae ID:0009505
Coordinates:N 46.002033 E 4.749783
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg
1831 Belleville (Belleville-sur-Saône)
Belleville, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:979
Use:Vehicular
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1831 Bry-sur-Marne
Bry-sur-Marne, France (Marne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1668
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:Jules Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, c.1870
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:249.43f
1831 Condrieu
Condrieu and Les Roches-de-Condrieu, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:981
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
1831 Decize
Decize, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1725
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1904
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1831 La Feuillée
Lyon, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1520
Structurae ID:0012945
References:PQL
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Demolished, 1910
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:~67m
Deck width:7m
Notes
1831 Langon
Langon, Aquitaine, France (Garonne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1732
References:PTS2
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo, collection of David Denenberg
1831 Masaryk (Masarik, Mazarik, de la Gare)
Lyon vicinity, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:543
Structurae ID:0003376
Coordinates:N 45.778267 E 4.809017
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PQL
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 85.2m
Deck width:6.5m
Notes
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1831 Mirabeau
Mirabeau, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:982
Structurae ID:0012661
Coordinates:N 43.68945 E 5.668267
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF
Principals:Jean-François-Theophilus Sauzet
Use:Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2005)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:150m
Deck width:5.5m
Notes
  • The towers from the older of the two Mirabeau suspension bridges are visible alongside the current crossing.
  • Damaged by flood, 1843. Rebuilt.
  • Replaced by 1935 Mirabeau - Mirabeau, France. Unsure if this was an immediate replacement.
Photo by David Denenberg
1832 Bercy
Paris, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1738
Structurae ID:0017607
References:AAJ
Principals:Marie Fortuné de Vergès
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:Replaced, 1860's
Main cables:Eyebar (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:144.36f
Side spans:2 x 147.64f
Deck width:26.25f
1832 L'Ile-Bouchard
L'Ile-Bouchard and Saint-Gilles, France (Vienne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1605
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:262.48f, 278.89f
Deck width:13.12f
Notes
  • AAJ describes this as two bridges separated by the island: one between Saint-Gilles and the island and one between the island and Saint-Maurice.
1832 La Roche-Posay (La Roche-Posay-les-Bains)
La Roche-Posay, France (Creuse River)
Bridgemeister ID:1601
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1937
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1832 Les Vans
Les Vans, France (Chassezac River)
Bridgemeister ID:2415
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Suspended spans:1
1832 Neuville-sur-Saône
Neuville-sur-Saône, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1737
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
1832 Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac
Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac and Lavagnac, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:2069
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1832 Saint-Vincent
Lyon, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1098
Structurae ID:0003372
Coordinates:N 45.767583 E 4.827983
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:PQL
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1832 Vals-les-bains
Vals-les-bains and Labégude, France (Ardèche River)
Bridgemeister ID:1761
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • AAJ notes the contract was let in late 1831 and guesses at 1833 as the year of completion. 1832 is more likely given the rate at which these early iron wire French bridges were constructed.
1833 Chauvigny
Chauvigny, France (Vienne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1544
References:AAJ, GHD
Principals:Jules Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:246.08f
Deck width:14.44f
1833 Collias (Louis-Philippe)
Collias, France (Gardon River)
Bridgemeister ID:1721
1833 Cosne-sur-Loire
Cosne-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1595
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1928
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Notes
1833 Coubon
Coubon and Volhac, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1723
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1866
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1833 La Sône
La Sône, France (Isère River)
Bridgemeister ID:1730
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Main span:301.85f
Deck width:14.76f
1833 Longues
Longues, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1759
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:328.1f
Deck width:14.11
Notes
  • AAJ notes that this bridge collapsed during load testing, 1832. Another accident occurred when a hanger failed, December 6, 1832. The bridge opened February 1, 1833.
  • This is likely the same bridge sometimes attributed to nearby Vic-le-Comte.
1833 Saint-Just-sur-Loire
Saint-Just-sur-Loire and Saint-Just-Saint-Rambert, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:2052
Use:Vehicular
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1833 Tonneins
Tonneins, France (Garonne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1760
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1833 Vichy
Vichy and Bellerive-sur-Allier, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1762
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1870
1834 Canada
Tréguier and Trédarzec, France (Jaudy River?)
Bridgemeister ID:1120
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1886
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:100m
1834 Digoin
Digoin, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1156
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1907
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1834 Jargeau (St-Denis de l'Hotel)
Jargeau, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1042
Structurae ID:0008480
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1940
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Main spans:5 x 54m
1834 Lamothe
Lamothe and Brioude, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1763
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
1834 Loubéjac
Loubéjac and Lamothe-Capdeville, France (Aveyron River)
Bridgemeister ID:2189
References:AAJ
1834 Louis-Philippe (de la Reforme)
Paris, France (Seine River - St. Louis Island)
Bridgemeister ID:983
Structurae ID:0000203
References:AAJ, PTS2
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Deck width:14.44f
Notes
  • Badly damaged by fire 1848. Replaced 1860 (or soon after).
1834 Pontoise
Pontoise, France (Oise River)
Bridgemeister ID:1770
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:164.05f
Deck width:14.44f
1834 Port-Sainte-Marie
Port-Sainte-Marie and Saint-Laurent, France (Garonne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1765
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1899
Suspended spans:1
Main span:656.2f
Deck width:14.44f
Notes
1834 Saint Francois
Tréguier and Plouguiel, France (Guindy River)
Bridgemeister ID:1122
Structurae ID:0011387
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:71.2m
1834 Saint-Thibault
Saint-Thibault and Saint-Satur, Sancerre vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1650
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Replaced, 1934
Main cables:Chain (iron)
Suspended spans:5
Deck width:14.44f
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1835 Chasse (Givors)
Chasse-sur-Rhône and Givors, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:980
Structurae ID:0013232
Coordinates:N 45.581666 E 4.780083
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Notes
  • Cables and deck appear to have been replaced (at least once).
  • AAJ describes an accident in 1836: "...some of the iron-work, which was faulty, gave way and the platform fell into the river. Six persons were drowned."
Photo by David Denenberg
1835 La Réole
La Réole, France (Garonne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1768
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • AAJ guesses this bridge was completed in 1835 due to contract let in 1833 specifying two-year construction period.
  • See La Réole - La Réole, France. Unsure if the newer bridge is at the same location.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1835 Lagnieu
Lagnieu, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1731
References:AAJ
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1835 Langeac
Langeac, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1701
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
  • AAJ guesses this bridge was completed in 1835 based on contract let in 1833 specifying a two-year construction period.
  • Likely removed.
1835 Les Ormes
Les Ormes, Vienne, France (Vienne River)
Bridgemeister ID:2074
Use:Vehicular
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1835 Pertuis
Pertuis, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:984
Structurae ID:0012663
References:AAJ
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 104m
Notes
  • Repairs needed soon after opening. Damaged by flood 1843, reopened 1844.
1835 Rognonas
Rognonas, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2190
References:AAJ
Status:Removed
1835 Roquemaure
Roquemaure, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1735
Structurae ID:0010789
Coordinates:N 44.069467 E 4.7689
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:4
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1836 Agde
Agde, France (Hérault River)
Bridgemeister ID:1129
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1
1836 Choisy-au-bac
Choisy-au-bac, France (Aisne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1767
Structurae ID:0016372
References:AAJ
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1836 Conflans
Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1774
Structurae ID:0016371
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
1836 Fourchambault
Fourchambault, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1598
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, c. 1940's
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:6
Main spans:6
Notes
  • Dynamited in 1940 or 1941. Eventually replaced by a long low-lying truss bridge.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1836 Fourneau
Le Fourneau and Bourbon-Lancy vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1771
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, October 1846, by flood.
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2 x 278.88f
Deck width:19.73f

Notes
1836 Kermélo
Lorient, France
Bridgemeister ID:1128
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Footbridge
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
  • Appears to have been mainly a footbridge. Likely removed.
1836 Le Guétin
Le Guétin, Cuffy vicinity and Gimouille, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1652
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1930
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:5 x 203.42f
Notes
  • Replaced 1930, possibly by another suspension bridge.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1836 Meung-sur-Loire
Meung-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1537
Structurae ID:0008481
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4

Notes
1836 Saint-Sever
Rouen, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1154
Principals:Marc Seguin
Status:Destroyed, 1884
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg
1836 Sully-sur-Loire
Sully-sur-Loire and Saint-Père-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1709
Structurae ID:0008475
Use:Vehicular
Status:Collapsed, 1985
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Damaged by flood, 1856. Rebuilt, 1859.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1837 Balbigny
Balbigny, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1777
References:AAJ
Suspended spans:2
1837 Cavaillon
Cavaillon, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1012
Structurae ID:0016374
References:AAJ
Principals:Jules Seguin
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Destroyed by flood 1838, rebuilt 1840, wrecked by wind 1850, rebuilt 1851, damaged by floods 1886, rebuilt 1887, rebuilt 1914.
  • Replaced by 1931 Cavaillon - Cavaillon, France.
1837 Constantine
Paris, France (Seine River - left bank)
Bridgemeister ID:1775
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:Replaced, c. 1860's
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:332.69f
Side spans:2 x 84.75f
Notes
  • Connected l'Ile Saint-Louis and Quai St. Bernard.
  • AAJ says replaced in 1863, but the current bridge at this location (Pont Sully) was not completed until 1876.
  • Companion to 1837 Damiette - Paris, France.
1837 Damiette
Paris, France (Seine River - right bank)
Bridgemeister ID:1776
References:AAJ
Use:Footbridge
Status:Destroyed, 1848
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:190.3f, 251.85f
Notes
  • AAJ: It connected "the Quai of Célestins with the l'Ile Saint-Louis on one side, and with the I'lle of Louviers on the other."
  • Companion to 1837 Constantine - Paris, France.
1837 Novéant-Corny-sur-Moselle
Novéant-sur-Moselle and Corny-sur-Moselle, France (Moselle River)
Bridgemeister ID:1722
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, c. 1909
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1837 Port-Boulet
Port-Boulet, Bourgueil vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1773
Structurae ID:0013745
References:AAJ
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Status:Destroyed, 1871
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1837 Rabastens
Rabastens and Coufouleux, France (Tarn River)
Bridgemeister ID:1599
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1920's
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Eventually replaced by present-day arch bridge.
1837 Trébaste
Château-Arnoux and L'Escale, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2003
Use:Vehicular
1837 Vallon
Vallon-Pont-D'arc, France and Salavas (Ardèche River)
Bridgemeister ID:1766
References:AAJ
1838 Ancenis
Ancenis, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1036
Structurae ID:0008476
References:AAJ
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1838 Conflans (Fin d'Oise)
Andrésy and Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, France (Oise River)
Bridgemeister ID:1687
Structurae ID:0016370
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:75m
Deck width:5.5m
Notes
  • Likely replaced by the current concrete arch bridge at this location.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
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
1838 Marmande
Marmande, France (Garonne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1603
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Failed, 1930
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Side spans:2
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1838 Mas-d'Agenais
Le Mas-d'Agenais, France (Garonne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1033
Structurae ID:0006535
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Extant
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3
Notes
  • The two end towers have been replaced. Older photos show stone pylons. Recent photos show concrete end towers with gothic arches.
1838 Saint-Bernard
Saint-Bernard and Anse, France (Saône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1716
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1838 St. Laurent
Grenoble, France (Isère River)
Bridgemeister ID:1158
Structurae ID:0017439
Coordinates:N 45.194433 E 5.729017
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1838 Triel-sur-Seine
Triel-sur-Seine, France (Seine River)
Bridgemeister ID:1756
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)

Notes
1838 Vianne
Vianne, Lot-et-Garonne, France (Baïse River)
Bridgemeister ID:1110
Structurae ID:0010596
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Suspended spans:1
1839 Basse-Chaîne (Angers)
Angers, France (Maine River)
Bridgemeister ID:993
Structurae ID:0004743
References:AAJ, GHD, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Status:Collapsed, 1850
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:334.66f
Deck width:23.62f
Notes
  • Collapsed under weight of maching troops, April 16, 1850, killing more than 200 soldiers. Collapse precipitated French virtual moratorium on suspension bridge building bringing to a close the prolific era of French wire cable suspension bridges.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1839 Belleperche
Cordes-Tolosannes, France (Garonne River)
Bridgemeister ID:2101
Use:Vehicular
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1839 Cadenet
Cadenet, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1008
Structurae ID:0010536
Coordinates:N 43.712117 E 5.365317
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Principals:Adolphe Boulland
Use:Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2005)
Notes
  • Damaged by flood 1843, closed until 1844, destroyed 1944. Towers still standing, 2005.
Photo by David Denenberg
1839 Caille (Charles-Albert)
Allonzier-La-Caille vicinity, France (Usses Torrent)
Bridgemeister ID:859
Structurae ID:0002116
Coordinates:N 46.0126 E 6.111633
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF, PTS2
Principals:E. Belin
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:192m
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg

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