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Weekly Photo Challenge – Bridge

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of July 05, 2017.

The bridge “Notre Dame” connects the “Ile de la Cité” to the Rue Saint-Martin on the right bank.

It was known as Grand Pont until 1412.

Is the second oldest bridges in Paris after the “Petit Pont”.

Two smaller arches frame the bridge’s central arch. Each arch is adorned with a head representing Dionysus (the god of grape).


Bridge

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Heritage

The Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge for the week of May 17, 2017.

The D. Luis I Bridge (road bridge crossing Douro River at Oporto, Portugal) planned by the engineer Théophile Seyrig, a disciple of famous Gustave Eiffel was inaugurated in 1886. The bridge has 395 metres long and 8 metres wide, and its arch is still considered to be the world’s biggest one in forged iron.

In 1982, the bridge was designated a cultural heritage.

 

Heritage

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BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY: THROUGH

Paula at Lost in Translation presented us a challenge: “It’s time for another Black & White Sunday, this time with the theme: THROUGH“.

This photo was taken in Paris on Sunday, April 17th, 2016 17:23.

“In 1515, Francis I was asked to build a bridge over the small branch of the Seine in order to carry patients to the Hôtel-Dieu hospital on the Île de la Cité. Construction began in 1626 and in 1634 the two sides were connected.

The Pont au Double derives its name from the toll amount which was charged, a “double” denier, money used to pay for the construction of the bridge.

In 1709, the bridge collapsed. It was rebuilt and remained in place until 1847. In 1883, the Pont au Double was replaced by a one arch cast-iron bridge.”

(Wikipedia)

Pont au Double

BLACK & WHITE SUNDAY