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Transporter Bridge

Historic site and monument ,  Engineering structure ,  Bridge ,  listed in Rochefort
  • Built by Ferdinand Arnodin in 1900, the Transbordeur Bridge is towering 50 above the Charente. Indeed, the bridge has facilitated the crossing river without bothering the river navigation between the Dockyard, the port and the estuary until 1967.
    The arch of the great site of the Charente Estuary called Rochefort Dockyard, is a masterpiece of metal architecture and the last structure of its kind in France.

    Its cradle suspended above the water allows pedestrians and cyclists to cross...
    Built by Ferdinand Arnodin in 1900, the Transbordeur Bridge is towering 50 above the Charente. Indeed, the bridge has facilitated the crossing river without bothering the river navigation between the Dockyard, the port and the estuary until 1967.
    The arch of the great site of the Charente Estuary called Rochefort Dockyard, is a masterpiece of metal architecture and the last structure of its kind in France.

    Its cradle suspended above the water allows pedestrians and cyclists to cross Rochefort and Echillais. Spotted on the list of historic monuments, the Transbordeur Bridge of Martrou and the other seven bridges throughout the world are aiming UNESCO World Heritage sites' list.
    The Transbordeur Bridge will reopen on Saturday 2 April 2022.
    Discover its history at the Transbordeur House on the bank of Echillais.
    Free visit.

    Ticket offices at the bottom of the bridge next to Rochefort and the Transbordeur House in Echillais.
    Crossing every 10 to 15 minutes subject to good technical and weather conditions. The final crossing will be 15 minutes before its closing time.

    Covid-19 Information : Wearing a mask on the cradle is compulsory (from age 11)
  • Environment
    • Waterside
    • Riverside
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
    • Village centre
    • Town outskirts
  • Spoken languages
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Tourism and handicap
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibition
  • Equipment
    • Parking
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
    • Public WC
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
    • Shop
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • From April 2, 2022 to November 6, 2022
  • Concession
    2.50 €
  • Adult
    3 €
  • Child
    2 €
  • Group adults
    2.50 €
Openings
  • From July 1, 2022
    until August 31, 2022
  • From September 1, 2022
    until September 30, 2022
  • From October 1, 2022
    until November 6, 2022
  • Monday
    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Tuesday
    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  • Friday
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    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    9:30 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 7:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
    2:00 PM - 6:30 PM
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    2:00 PM - 5:30 PM
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