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Suspension Bridge

Historic site and monument ,  Engineering structure ,  Bridge ,  listed ,  19th C in Tonnay-Charente
  • Launched in 1842 on the plans of Louis Dor, the Suspension Bridge is one of the oldest ones in Europe with its 620 meters length.
    The apron, 204 m long and 5 m wide, is carried by 51 ogival archways and overlooks the Charente River at 23 m above the highest waters. After several years of service, the bridge collapsed on August 1883 and the apron dropped as well before reaching the test threshold.
    Only in 1885, the bridge reopened to traffic after having been rebuilt by the engineer...
    Launched in 1842 on the plans of Louis Dor, the Suspension Bridge is one of the oldest ones in Europe with its 620 meters length.
    The apron, 204 m long and 5 m wide, is carried by 51 ogival archways and overlooks the Charente River at 23 m above the highest waters. After several years of service, the bridge collapsed on August 1883 and the apron dropped as well before reaching the test threshold.
    Only in 1885, the bridge reopened to traffic after having been rebuilt by the engineer Ferdinand Arnodin.
    The Suspension Bridge is only accessible on foot or by bicycle. Discover an exceptional view on the marshes and the docks of Tonnay Charente's fluvial port.
  • Environment
    • Town location
    • In centre of town
Services
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
Openings
Openings
  • All year 2022
    Opened Everyday