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This is a list of all 21 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Durance 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.
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
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
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 Trébaste
Château-Arnoux and L'Escale, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2003
Use:Vehicular
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 Manosque
Manosque, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2001
Structurae ID:0012660
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Notes
1842 Les Mées
Les Mées, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1734
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1843
Suspended spans:3
Notes
1845 Volonne
Volonne, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2002
Structurae ID:0018834
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced

Notes
1846 Mallemort
Mallemort, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:985
Structurae ID:0010537
Coordinates:N 43.740533 E 5.176
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:Closed (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3
Notes
  • Damaged 1872, 1880, 1882, 1886 by flood, 1940 by bombs. Extant 2005 but closed.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Photo by David Denenberg
1856 Les Mées
Les Mées, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1522
Structurae ID:0012659
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1861 Rousset
Rousset, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2063
Notes
  • Likely completed late 1861 or 1862.
1894 Bonpas
Bonpas, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2082
Structurae ID:0012242
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1944
1928 Volonne
Volonne, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2004
Structurae ID:0018835
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1944

Notes
1931 Cavaillon
Cavaillon, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1013
Structurae ID:0000496
Status:Destroyed, 1944
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1935 Mirabeau
Mirabeau, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:900
Structurae ID:0003019
References:BPF
Principals:Auguste Rey
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1991
Suspended spans:1
Main span:175m
Deck width:8m
Notes
  • Dismantled 1991. The towers from the older of the two Mirabeau suspension bridges are visible at the current crossing.
  • Replaced 1831 Mirabeau - Mirabeau, France.
1949 Volonne
Volonne, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:1491
Structurae ID:0013235
Coordinates:N 44.108633 E 6.00785
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1950 Rognonas
Rognonas and Avignon, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:549
Structurae ID:0002999
References:BC2, BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:255m
Side spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg
La Saulce
La Saulce, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:2311
Use:Vehicular
Suspended spans:1
Manosque
Manosque, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:897
Structurae ID:0001433
Coordinates:N 43.8047 E 5.8238
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
Pertuis
Pertuis, France (Durance River)
Bridgemeister ID:901
Structurae ID:0004498
Coordinates:N 43.66735 E 5.496117
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Photo by David Denenberg

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