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This is a list of all 16 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Allier River. Please note that different rivers with the same name will be grouped together. For example, selecting 'Bear Creek' shows bridges across several different Bear Creeks. Also, similarly named rivers are grouped separately. For example, 'River Dee' (UK) bridges are grouped separately from 'Dee River' (Australia) bridges. 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 crossings.
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.
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 Vichy
Vichy and Bellerive-sur-Allier, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1762
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1870
1834 Lamothe
Lamothe and Brioude, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1763
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
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.
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
1839 Cournon
Pérignat-sur-Allier and Cournon-d'Auvergne, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1726
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1844 Crevant à Maringues
Maringues, France and Crevant-Laveine (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1941
References:AAJ
Status:Removed
1855 Coudes
Coudes, Montpeyroux vicinity and Parent, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1942
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1879 Saint-Ilpize
Saint-Ilpize, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1097
Structurae ID:0003008
References:AAJ, BPF, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Ferdinand Arnodin
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Closed, July 15, 2004
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:70.35m
Side spans:2
Deck width:18f
Notes
  • The side spans are supported solely by inclined stays, not suspenders from the main cables.
  • Structurae reports the bridge was closed to all traffic on July 15, 2004 due to damage to the deck, possibly caused by an overloaded truck. Structurae has photos of the damage.
1883 Chilhac
Chilhac, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1131
Structurae ID:0022318
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2006)
Suspended spans:1
1884 Lamothe
Lamothe and Brioude, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1764
Structurae ID:0022428
References:PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Only towers remain (last checked, 2006)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1936 Mornay-sur-Allier
Mornay-sur-Allier, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1550
Structurae ID:0003000
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed, circa 1970's
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Main span:79m

Notes
Jumeaux
Jumeaux, Auvergne, Puy-De-Dôme, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:1648
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • I've seen references to a bridge at Jumeaux and nearby Saut-du-Loup. They appear to be the same bridge.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Le Veurdre
Le Veurdre, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:2031
Use:Vehicular
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Mornay-sur-Allier
Mornay-sur-Allier, France (Allier River)
Bridgemeister ID:2342
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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