Bridges over the Seine in Paris, 2.

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List of brideges over the Seine in Paris

From Pont National in the 12/13th to Pont du Garigliano in the 15/16th there are 32 bridges over the Seine. Here they are listed as the river flows downstream. Where two bridges are listed at the same place the one on the south bank is listed first.
Pont National
Pont de Tolbiac
Pont de Bercy
Pont Charles de Gaulle
Pont dAusterlitz
Pont de Sully
Pont de la Tournelle to Ile Saint Louis, then Pont Marie from Ile Saint Louis
Pont de l'Archevêché to Ile de la Cité, Pont St-Louis between the islands, Pont Louis Philippe from Ile Saint Louis
Pont au Double to Ile de la Cité, then Pont d'Arcole
Petit Pont to Ile de la Cité, then Pont Notre Dame
Pont St. Michel to Ile de la Cité, then Pont au Change
Pont Neuf
Pont des Arts
Pont du Carrousel
Pont Royal
Passerelle Solferino
Pont de la Concorde
Pont Alexandre III
Pont des Invalides
Pont de l'Alma
Passerella Debilly
Pond d'Iena
Pont de Bir Hakeim
Pont de Grenelle
Pont Mirabeau

Pont Neuf, Paris

Pont Neuf

Pont Neuf, which means new bridge, is actually the oldest bridge in Paris. It dates from 1578. Towards the end of the reign of Louis XVI all the houses on the briges over the Seine were pulled down. Pont Neuf was the first stone bridge in Paris, the first with pavements, and the first to be built without houses.

Genvieve on Pont de la Tournelle

Pont de la Tournelle

Pont de la Tournelle from Ile Saint-Louis to the 5th just outside the famous restaurant Tour d'Argent. The statue on the bridge is of St. Genvieve, patron saint of Paris. On the left is a closer view of the top of the statue. It is by Paul Landowski (1875-1961), and was put in place in 1928, though the bridge dates from 1620. It marks what would have been the eastern limit of the late middle ages fortifications. Genvieve is facing east, as this is the direction Attila and the Huns were approaching Paris from when she persuaded the people not to flee. It is also the direction most invaders approach the city. However Landowski, who had fought on the Somme in WWI, would have preferred Genvieve to face Notre Dame, and to represent peace. You can get wonderful views of the back of Notre Dame from this bridge.

Pont de la Tounelle, Paris.  Between Ile Sain-Louis and the 5th arrondissment

Pont au Double

Pont au Double, below, which connects the left bank and Ile de la Cite. When it was fist built in 1634 it had a glass gallery, and the patients from the Hotel-Dieu (the oldest hospital in Paris) used it as a nice walk between the Ile de le Cite part of the hospital and the Left Bank part of the hospital. The bridge got its name because non-patients had to pay a double farthing to cross. Although other sources say that the name comes from horsemen having to pay double the toll of pedestrians. The present bridge dates from 1882.

Pont au Double

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