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Bridges in France

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A complete list of bridges in France with pictures. Famous French bridges, the biggest and the highest. From the earliest arch and beam bridges to the newest suspension and truss bridges, this list has them all. We build bridges to span obstacles, be it a valley, waterway, or another road. A bridge's function designates its design. A bridge can can be temporary, or it can last for millennia. Many Roman bridges are still standing (and even in use) today. No surprise then that bridges often become iconic landmarks for their region.

What are the bridges in France? There a lot. Some famous, some not as much. But either way, this list of French bridges will be a cool guide if you're curious about what bridges are in France.
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    The Chavanon Viaduct is a suspension bridge located in the Chavanon Valley in France connecting the towns of Merlines and Messeix. Opened for traffic in 2000, it has a main span of 300 metres....  more
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    Fades viaduct

    The Fades Viaduct is a railway viaduct in the Puy-de-Dôme department, central France. At the time of its inauguration on 10 October 1909, it was the tallest bridge in the world, across all categories. As of 2010 it still is the tenth tallest railway viaduct in the world....  more
  • The Garabit Viaduct is a railway arch bridge spanning the River Truyère near Ruynes-en-Margeride, Cantal, France, in the mountainous Massif Central region. The bridge was constructed between 1882 and 1884 by Gustave Eiffel, with structural engineering by Maurice Koechlin, and was opened in 1885. It is 565 m in length and has a principal arch of 165 m span....  more
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    Gignac Bridge

    Gignac Bridge carries the N109 road over the Hérault River, 1 km west of the town of Gignac in the Hérault département of France. It is described by a plaque on the side as "Judged the most beautiful bridge of the 18th century", a view shared by the Michelin Green Guide which describes it as "considered to be the finest 18C bridge in France because of its daring design and the beauty of its architectural lines." Gignac Bridge has been protected since 1950 as a monument historique by the French Ministry of Culture. The bridge has three arches and is constructed from dressed limestone. Its dimensions are: length 174.76 m; height 20.64 m; width 9.80 m The side arches span 25.97 m each and the...  more