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This is a list of all 42 bridges from the suspension bridge inventory crossing Rhône 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.
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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 Lagnieu
Lagnieu, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1731
References:AAJ
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Main cables:Wire (iron)
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
1839 L'Hôtel Dieu
Lyon, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:966
Structurae ID:0003382
References:AAJ, PQL
Principals:Clauzel
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1912
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
1839 Loyettes
Loyettes, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:2334
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
1839 Teil
Le Teil and Montélimar, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1733
References:AAJ
Status:Replaced, 1931
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:4
Deck width:19.68f
Notes
1842 Rochemaure
Rochemaure, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:950
Structurae ID:0002995
Coordinates:N 44.583117 E 4.71035
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Derelict (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
  • Failed 1856, rebuilt 1858, destroyed 1940 (war), rebuilt 1942, destroyed 1944 (war), rebuilt 1946, restricted to pedestrians, 1983. Currently abandoned. Large castellated towers at either end.
Photo by David Denenberg
1845 College
Lyon, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1021
Structurae ID:0003018
Coordinates:N 45.765483 E 4.838717
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF, PQL
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:109.7m
Side spans:2
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1846 Avignon
Avignon and Villeneuve, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:986
Structurae ID:0012658
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1940
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1846 Saint Clair (Louis Philippe, Vaïsse)
Lyon, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:551
Structurae ID:0022553
References:AAJ, PQL
Use:Vehicular
Status:Demolished, 1953
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Deck width:7m
Notes
  • Damaged by drifting boat, 1854. Rebuilt, 1856. Bombed, 1944. Rebuilt, 1946. Demolished, 1953.
  • Crossed at present-day location of Pont Maréchal de Lattre de Tassigny.
  • Originally constructed with two suspended spans. When it was rebuilt in 1856, towers were added increasing the number of suspended spans to six.
  • Near 1845 College - Lyon, France.
Photograph, collection of David Denenberg
1847 Donzère (Robinet)
Donzère, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:970
Structurae ID:0003002
Coordinates:N 44.452367 E 4.6981
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3
Photo by David Denenberg
1847 Viviers
Viviers, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1961
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
1849 Galliéni (Napoleon)
Lyon, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1164
References:PQL, PTS2
Principals:Seguin Brothers
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main span:60m
Side spans:39m, 67m
Deck width:7.4m
Notes
  • Replaced by an arch bridge in the early 20th century. Built as part of the same project as the Kitchener-Marchand bridge; they were on the same alignment, with one crossing the Saône and the other the Rhône. Both were originally known as the Napoleon bridges.
  • Companion to 1849 Kitchener-Marchand (Napoleon, Kitchener, Midi) - Lyon, France.
1849 Le Pouzin
Le Pouzin, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1153
Structurae ID:0017972
References:AAJ
Principals:Adolphe Boulland
Use:Vehicular
Status:Destroyed, 1940
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:3
Main spans:3 x 100m
1849 Marc Seguin
Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain-L'Hermitage, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:975
Structurae ID:0000896
Coordinates:N 45.068638 E 4.834972
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF
Principals:Marc Seguin
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use, but restricted to foot traffic (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1853 Peney
Peney, Geneva, Switzerland (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1827
References:GHD
Principals:Hug
Status:Collapsed, May 24, 1853
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:100m
Notes
  • GHD describes how Dufour designed the bridge but was replaced (for political reasons) by a novice engineer, Mr. Hug who produced his own design. The bridge collapsed under test loading.
1869 Chavanay
Chavanay, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1702
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
1889 La Voulte-sur-Rhône
La Voulte-sur-Rhône, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1521
Structurae ID:0012958
Coordinates:N 44.800217 E 4.784367
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:3

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1912 Groslée
Groslée, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1536
Structurae ID:0002992
Coordinates:N 45.712333 E 5.548533
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF
Principals:Ferdinand Arnodin
Use:Vehicular (with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1931 Teil
Le Teil and Montélimar, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1549
Structurae ID:0001106
Coordinates:N 44.5519 E 4.692617
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:AAJ, BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:235m
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1933 Sablons
Sablons and Serrières, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:891
Status:Destroyed, 1944

Notes
1947 Grésin
Bellegarde-sur-Valserine vicinity, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1003
Structurae ID:0005400
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
1951 Sablons
Sablons and Serrières, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:892
Structurae ID:0002996
Coordinates:N 45.318183 E 4.766867
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
References:BPF
Use:Vehicular (two-lane heavy, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:185m

Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
1954 Viviers
Viviers and Châteauneuf-Du-Rhône, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1545
Structurae ID:0013070
Coordinates:N 44.481583 E 4.698717
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
1958 Gustave Toursier
Tournon-sur-Rhône and Tain-L'Hermitage, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1455
Structurae ID:0012581
Coordinates:N 45.066638 E 4.840666
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
1998 Ile Falcon
Sierre, Switzerland (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:2047
Structurae ID:0015486
Use:Footbridge
Status:In use
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:68m
Condrieu
Condrieu and Les Roches-de-Condrieu, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1494
Structurae ID:0013233
Coordinates:N 45.45655 E 4.768722
Maps:Acme, Google, MapQuest
Use:Vehicular (two-lane, with walkway)
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)
Suspended spans:2
Main spans:2
Notes
Photo by David Denenberg
Jons-Niévroz
Jons and Niévroz, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:2033
Use:Vehicular

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
La Balme
La Balme, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1655
References:AAJ
Use:Vehicular
Status:Replaced
Notes
  • Likely replaced by the 1946 arch bridge at La Balme.
Roquemaure
Roquemaure, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1736
Structurae ID:0001129
Coordinates:N 44.071967 E 4.768917
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
Saint-Vallier
Saint-Vallier, Drôme, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1754
Use:Vehicular
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Notes
Vernaison
Vernaison and Solaize, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1832
Structurae ID:0016442
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)

Notes
Yenne
Yenne, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1968
Use:Vehicular (one-lane)
Status:Removed
Main cables:Wire
Suspended spans:1

Notes
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg
Yenne
Yenne, France (Rhône River)
Bridgemeister ID:1969
Structurae ID:0018413
Use:Vehicular
Status:In use (last checked, 2005)
Main cables:Wire (steel)

Notes

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