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Pont de l'Archeveche - Paris bridge - Facts

This page was updated on: Monday, January 6, 2020 at: 1:39 pm

Pont de l'Archeveche, one of the narrowest bridges in Paris

The Pont de l'Archeveche is located on the eastern tip of the Ile de la Cité.

It connects Quai de l'Archevêché on the island to Quai de Montebello and Quai de la Tournelle on the Left Bank.

The Quai de l'Archevêché runs between the Square Jean XXIII and the Mémorial des Martyrs de la Déportation.

The bridge and the Quai were named after the palace of the Archbishop of Paris.

The Archevêché stood on the southern side of Notre-Dame Cathedral.

Sadly, the palace was plundered and destroyed during the riots that took place on 14/15 February 1831.

Le Pont de l'Archeveche is a plain masonry bridge built in 1828 by the engineer Plouard.

The 68m long by 11m wide structure is also the narrowest bridge in Paris.

Its three arches have respectively an opening of 15m, 17m and 15m that make them slightly too narrow for optimum river traffic.

There was talk of rebuilding the bridge in 1910, however, this never happened!

The Pont de l'Archeveche is not very attractive!

However, as so many other bridges of Paris, its parapets are now crumbling under hundreds of love locks!

These tend to overload it, but at least they bring some colour to the bridge!

One of the good things about the Pont de l'Archeveche is that it also boasts one of the best views of Notre-Dame at sunrise, when the light brings out the old stones of the cathedral.

Metro: Maubert-Mutualité on Line 10
Coordinates: Lat 48.851606 - Long 2.351602

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