27 rue du Parlement St. Catherine, Bordeaux, FR, 33000

  • Phone: (33) 5 56819512
  • Fax: (33) 5 56445051
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    Pont de Pierre

    Pont de Pierre
    Bordeaux, 33000
    The Pont de Pierre, located near the Place de la Bourse, connects the left bank of the Garonne River to the Bastide. The first bridge over the Garonne, the Pont de Pierre was built on Napoleon's orders between 1820 and 1822. During the 12 years of its construction, the builders faced numerous difficulties due to the river's strong current at the construction point. Thanks to a diving bell borrowed from the British, the builders finally succeeded in stabilizing the bridge's pillars. On each side of the bridge, a pile of bricks proudly bears a white medallion in honor of the emperor. The Pont de Pierre remained Bordeaux's only bridge until 1965.
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