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This is a list of all 56 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Loire 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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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
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 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 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 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)
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
1840 Chalonnes
Chalonnes-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1419
Structurae ID:0004776
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1840 Montjean-sur-Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1780
References:AAJ
Status:Replaced

Notes
1841 Aiguilly
Roanne vicinity and Vougy vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1566
Structurae ID:0016223
References:AAJ
Status:Replaced, 1937
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1841 Châteauneuf-sur-Loire
Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1016
Structurae ID:0008477
References:AAJ
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:5

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1841 Châtillon-sur-Loire
Châtillon-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1017
Structurae ID:0008482
References:AAJ
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1931
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 76m, 2 x 92m
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1842 Pertuiset
Pertuiset, Firminy vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1165
Structurae ID:0018398
Principals:M. Letrain
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • This bridge was adjacent to its replacement, the 1988 cable-stayed Pertuiset bridge, for some time. In recent (2004) photos of the cable-stayed bridge, it appears the 1842 bridge has been removed.
  • Replaced by 1933 Pertuiset - Pertuiset, Firminy vicinity, France.
1843 Ingrandes
Ingrandes, Maine-et-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1171
Structurae ID:0013933
Coordinates:N 47.40075 W 0.918683
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:8
Notes
  • Structurae has the bridge completed in 1922 (with a 1941 reconstruction) and AAJ suggests the bridge was completed 1924-1927, but older images of the bridge show an older bridge consistent with the 1843 date. The later dates likely represent reconstructions. The current bridge has steel cables.
Photo by David Denenberg
1847 Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire
Saint-Mathurin-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1589
Structurae ID:0013923
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1940
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Negative, collection of David Denenberg
1847 Saint-Symphorien
Tours, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1755
Structurae ID:0008484
References:AAJ
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • Appears to have been rebuilt at least once.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1849 Fourneau
Le Fourneau and Bourbon-Lancy vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1772
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1932
Main spans:2 x 377.32f
Deck width:16.4f

Notes
1849 Langeais
Langeais, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1029
Structurae ID:0008483
Coordinates:N 47.319667 E 0.404217
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:3 x 295.29f
Side spans:2 x 147.64f
Notes
  • Damaged by lightning 1859, rebuilt, cables cut during war 1870, rebuilt 1874, possibly rebuilt 1936, deck collapsed 1940, repaired 1946 carrying just a footbridge, rebuilt 1950, reinforced 1983 to support heavier traffic.
Photo by Bruce and Suzie Holbrook Photo by David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1853 Saint-Florent-le-Vieil
Saint-Florent-le-Vieil and Varades, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1596
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1853 Varades
Varades and Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1962
References:AAJ

Notes
1855 Saint-Cyr (Napoleon)
Tours and Saint-Cyr, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1645
Structurae ID:0008485
Principals:Escarraguel Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1943
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1858 Chaumont-sur-Loire
Chaumont-sur-Loire and Onzain, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1703
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced, 1970
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
1863 Confolent
Beauzac vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:412
Structurae ID:0003007
References:BPF
Principals:Adolphe Boulland
Use:Vehicular (one-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
  • Cables damaged 1913, 1921. Refurbished 1922.
1871 Coubon
Coubon and Volhac, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1724
Structurae ID:0008868
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1930
Suspended spans:1

Notes
1898 Margeix (Marjeaix)
Beaulieu, Haute-Loire and Saint-Vincent, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1539
Structurae ID:0003006
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2004)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1
Main span:66m
Notes
  • Repaired, 1935 and 1975.
1902 Bonny-sur-Loire
Bonny-sur-Loire and Beaulieu-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1178
Structurae ID:0008474
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1927 Montjean-sur-Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1602
Structurae ID:0003015
References:AAJ, PTS2
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire
Notes
1929 Meung-sur-Loire
Meung-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1175
Structurae ID:0008489
Coordinates:N 47.822517 E 1.7026
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 74m
Side spans:2 x 70.5m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1931 Châtillon-sur-Loire
Châtillon-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1018
Structurae ID:0008487
Coordinates:N 47.598383 E 2.7612
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, June, 1940
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:4

Notes
1932 Gennes
Gennes and Les Rosiers-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1173
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, c. WWII
Notes
1933 Pertuiset
Pertuiset, Firminy vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1166
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Extant
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Notes
1935 Châteauneuf-sur-Loire
Châteauneuf-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1015
Structurae ID:0008478
Coordinates:N 47.8581 E 2.22345
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:5
Main spans:2 x 49.15m, 3 x 59.5m
Deck width:7m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1937 Aiguilly
Roanne vicinity and Vougy vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1567
Structurae ID:0003011
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, c. 1980's
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:135m

Notes
1948 Chalonnes
Chalonnes-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1014
Structurae ID:0009504
Coordinates:N 47.354367 W 0.761583
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:109.65m
Photo by David Denenberg
1948 Gennes
Gennes and Les Rosiers-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1174
Structurae ID:0013902
Coordinates:N 47.345283 W 0.230567
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1948 Les Rosiers-sur-Loire
Les Rosiers-sur-Loire and Gennes, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1534
Structurae ID:0013901
Coordinates:N 47.348533 W 0.2277
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1949 Montjean-sur-Loire
Montjean-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1538
Structurae ID:0013932
Coordinates:N 47.393783 W 0.859783
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:6
Main spans:4
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1951 Châtillon-sur-Loire
Châtillon-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1925
Structurae ID:0008488
Coordinates:N 47.598383 E 2.7612
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:4
Main spans:2 x 76m, 2 x 92m
Deck width:6.9m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1953 Ancenis
Ancenis and Le Fourneau, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1037
Structurae ID:0003012
Coordinates:N 47.36195 W 1.176417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:238m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1959 Cosne-sur-Loire
Cosne-Cours-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1179
Structurae ID:0022773
Coordinates:N 47.411367 E 2.921417
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:157m
Side spans:2 x 63m
Deck width:9.5m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
1965 Varades
Varades and Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1106
Structurae ID:0009456
Coordinates:N 47.36965 W 1.015717
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
Aurec-sur-Loire
Aurec-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1607
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3
Main span:1
Side spans:2
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Bonny-sur-Loire
Bonny-sur-Loire and Beaulieu-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1783
Coordinates:N 47.5505 E 2.835633
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3 x 120m
Deck width:7.9m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg Photo by Eckhard Bernstorff
Gennes
Gennes and Les Rosiers-sur-Loire, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1172
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
La Palisse
La Palisse, Cros-de-Géorand vicinity, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:2316
Structurae ID:0008862
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2007)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Les Rosiers-sur-Loire
Les Rosiers-sur-Loire and Gennes, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:1943
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Pouilly-sous-Charlieu
Pouilly-sous-Charlieu and Briennon, France (Loire River)
Bridgemeister ID:2188
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
  • AAJ suggests bridge was completed in 1836 based on contract for construction let in early 1835.

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