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Transporter Bridge

Historic site and monument ,  Engineering structure ,  Bridge ,  listed in Rochefort
  • Built by Ferdinand Arnodin in 1900, the Transporter Bridge is towering 50 above the Charente. Indeed, the bridge has facilitated the crossing of the 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 and Rochefort Dockyard, is a masterpiece of metal architecture and the last structure of its kind in France.

    Its gondola suspended above the water allows pedestrians and cyclists to...
    Built by Ferdinand Arnodin in 1900, the Transporter Bridge is towering 50 above the Charente. Indeed, the bridge has facilitated the crossing of the 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 and Rochefort Dockyard, is a masterpiece of metal architecture and the last structure of its kind in France.

    Its gondola suspended above the water allows pedestrians and cyclists to cross from Rochefort to Echillais. Spotted on the list of historic monuments, the Transporter Bridge of Martrou and the other seven bridges throughout the world are aiming UNESCO World Heritage sites' list.
    The Transporter Bridge is open from the 30th of March to the 3rd of November 2024.
    Discover its history at the free visitor centre (called "Maison du Transbordeur") on the bank of Echillais.

    Ticket offices at the boarding of the bridge on Rochefort side and at the visitor centre "Maison du Transbordeur" side 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.
  • Environment
    • Town outskirts
    • Village centre
    • Cycle track/route within 500 m
    • Riverside
    • Waterside
  • Spoken languages
    • German
    • English
    • Spanish
  • Tourism and handicap
  • Groups (Max capacity)
    • 50  Maximum number of people
Services
  • Accessibility
    • Hearing disability
    • Mental disability
    • Visual disability
  • Activities
    • Temporary exhibition
  • Equipment
    • Public WC
    • Parking
    • Picnic area
    • Toilets
  • Services
    • Pets welcome
      • Dogs kept on a lead. Toutourisme label
    • Shop
Rates
Payment methods
  • Check
  • Bank/credit card
  • Cash
  • Travellers Cheque
  • From March 30, 2024 to November 3, 2024
  • Full price
    3.20 €

    • Go and back rate

  • Reduced price
    2.60 €

    • Return fare on presentation of : Carte privilège, carte maison du curiste

  • Adult
    3.20 €

    • Go and back rate

  • Child
    2 €

    • Go and back rate (€1.50 one-way)

  • Job seeker
    2.60 €

    • Go and back rate

  • Disabled
    3.20 €

    • Go and back rate

  • Group adults
    2.60 €

    • Go and back rate

  • Group children
    2 €

    • Go and back rate

  • One-way adult ticket €2.10 and one-way child ticket €1.50 - individual pass for 10 journeys (2023 season) €12, individual pass for unlimited journeys valid for 31 days €9, individual pass for unlimited journeys (2023 season) €25.
    Combined return ticket Transporter Bridge - Le Rohan: €3.20
Openings
  • From March 30, 2024
    until April 30, 2024
  • From May 1, 2024
    until June 30, 2024
  • From July 1, 2024
    until August 31, 2024
  • From September 1, 2024
    until September 30, 2024
  • From October 1, 2024
    until November 3, 2024
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