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Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge that spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarter, regarded by many as one of the prettiest in Paris.

Pont Alexandre III


We can see the Invalides shape in the background of this pictures. I like the atmosphere of the end of the day. I was taken a sunday afternoon, when people like to hang around in the streets of Paris.

Pont Alexandre III


From the bridge, we have here a nice view in the back of the top of the Grand Palais large glass exhibition hall that was built for the Paris Exhibition of 1900.

Left column of Pont Alexandre III


Left while going from Invalides side.

Art Nouveau lamp & cherubs


Amazaing and very rich decorated lamp in the Art Nouveau style.

Le messager statue


Statue located very close to Pont Alexandre III on the Invalides side.

More about Pont Alexandre III
Pont Alexandre III is an arch bridge that spans the Seine, connecting the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower Quarter, regarded by many as one of the prettiest in Paris. The bridge, with its exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built between 1896 and 1900. It was named after Tsar Alexander III (father of Nicholas II) of Russia. It was Nicholas II who laid the foundation stone in October 1896. The style of the bridge reflects that of the Grand Palais, to which it leads on the right bank. The construction of the bridge is a marvel of 19th century engineering, consisting of a 6m high single span steel arch. The design was subject to strict controls that prevented the bridge from obscuring the view of the Champs-Élysées or the Invalides. The bridge was built by the engineers Résal and Alby and inaugurated in 1900 for the Universal Exhibition. Classified as historical monument, four gold-covered bronze statues hover over the bridge, on the top of 17 meter columns, representing "Renommées" standing close to Pegasus.

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