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This is a list of all 16 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Dordogne 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.
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
1832 Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac
Saint-Jean-de-Blaignac and Lavagnac, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:2069
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
1839 Saint André-de-Cubzac (Cubzac)
Saint André-de-Cubzac, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:550
Structurae ID:0000898
References:AAJ, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Marie Fortuné de Vergès, Emil Martin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1869
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:5 x 109m
Deck width:23f
Notes
  • This is perhaps one of the most fanciful large suspension bridges ever built.
  • Destroyed in a storm, 1869. Its replacement (a truss bridge) was completed in 1883. The approaches and the bottom halves of the suspension bridge towers were strengthened and used for the replacement. Compare the photos of the replacement Structurae to the images of the suspension bridge below.
  • AAJ citing Engineering News-Record: "Vergès used inclined tie cables running from the top of the tower at one end of a span to a roadway-level connection on the opposite tower."
Stereoview, collection of David Denenberg Print, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1841 Vernéjoux
Vernéjoux, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1988
Status:Removed
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne
Beaulieu-sur-Dordogne, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1177
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Brivezac
Brivezac, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1974
Suspended spans:1
Gluges
Gluges, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:2326
Use:Vehicular
Notes
  • This is an older bridge of 19th-century construction that has likely been removed. I am unsure if this bridge was at the same location as the current Gluges suspension bridge.
  • See Gluges - Gluges, France.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Gluges
Gluges, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1584
Structurae ID:0014917
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (two-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • This is the modern suspension bridge of 20th-century construction at Gluges. I am unsure if this bridge is at the same location as the older Gluges suspension bridge.
  • See Gluges - Gluges, France.
Groléjac
Groléjac, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1930
References:AAJ
Notes
  • AAJ estimates completed in 1844 because of source indicating contract was let in 1841 with construction time set at three years.
  • Currently, there is a bridge at Groléjac that has the shape of a suspension bridge, but appears to be a concrete cantilever. This newer bridge was completed in 1932.
Meyronne
Meyronne and Saint-Sozy, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:2313
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, c. 1969
Main cables:Wire
Notes
  • Appears to have been dismantled following an accident that damaged the cables while the bridge was being restored, c. 1969.
Mezels
Mezels, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1986
Use:Vehicular
Suspended spans:1
Main span:1
Nauzenac
Nauzenac, Mauriac vicinity, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1973
Notes
  • Village of Nauzenac was apparently inundated after construction of L'Aigle Dam.
Pessac-sur-Dordogne
Pessac-sur-Dordogne, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:2333
Port-Ste-Foy
Port-Ste-Foy, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1594
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2

Notes
Puybrun
Puybrun, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1932
Saint-Foy-la-Grande
Saint-Foy-la-Grande, France (Dordogne River)
Bridgemeister ID:1970
Structurae ID:0018680
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)

Notes

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