History and visit the Pont Alexandre III in Paris
Crossing the Seine, Pont Alexandre III is between the 7th and the 8th district of Paris. It is a metal bridge in the shape of an arch bridge. Measuring 160 m long and 40 m wide, it has a 107m arch with three points of articulation. The construction technique that allows a bridge to cross the river without intermediate bearing point. At its ends stand two stone tunnels and two golden Pegasus which symbolize war and peace. He was first in gray and brown green and then changed to pearl gray. During its restoration in 1998, he took again to its original color. A disco was built on its side right bank from September 2006 foothills. The Showcase opened three months later. It can also serve as a concert hall or recording television programs …
Historically, Henri Navier, engineer and Chief Inspector of Roads and Bridges wanted to build in 1824 on the site of the current Alexander III bridge a suspension bridge. Although it was not yet completed four years later, it had to be demolished due to technical complications. At the same time, the organization of the Expo asked that the Palais de l’Industrie was destroyed and make area free for two palaces.
The Alexander III bridge was built to mark the link between France and Russia from the alliance between the Emperor Alexander III and the President of the French Republic Sadi Carnot in 1891. Tsar Nicolas II of Russia laid the foundation stone in 1896. Architects Joseph Cassian Bernard and Gaston Cousin and the Jean Amédée Alby Résal and engineers were responsible for the foundation of the structure. He was raised in the axis of the Esplanade des Invalides. It leads to the Petit and Grand Palais. Its width was initially estimated at 50 m that was proportional to the avenue it lasted. Eventually it was reduced to 40 m to avoid disturbance of navigation. Work occasioned twenty-nine decompression sickness and the loss of a worker. The bridge was opened in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition in Paris. From 29 April 1975 it was the title of a historical monument of the city. Heritage label of the twentieth century, it is part of the 7th district saved Paris area.
Architects and Cassian Bernard Cousin made decorating the book with the idea that the bridge should reflect an urban character for the show. The French engineer Jean Résal, a leading developer of metal bridges in the late nineteenth century gave his opinion on this design. He argued that the ornament and decoration of a bridge is a right or a duty set out to distort the fact.
The four pillars of the bridge reflect the image of France in four different eras. Alfred-Charles Lenoir France carved the Middle Ages to the right bank upstream Jules Coutan made France to Renaissance to the left bank upstream Laurent Marqueste carved France under Louis XIV to the left bank downstream, finally, Gustave Michel made modern France for the right bank downstream. At the entrance you can see the image of lions led by groups of children. The left bank was the work of Jules Dalou, while the right was the work of Georges Gardet. Groups copper bronze or also staggered along the bridge.
Shuttle Alexandre III bridge to Paris airports
The Pont Alexandre III is located 21.6 kilometers from Orly Airport, 31.8 miles from Roissy Charles de Gaulle Airport and 87.1 km from the airport of Beauvais.