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Le Pont Jacques Chaban Delmas

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Address: Bordeaux, France
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USD 27.44*
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1-Hour Electric Bike Tour of Bordeaux
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Garonne River Cruise Including Bordeaux Wine Tasting

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We walked across the bridge unfortunately it seldom raises out of peak season but the centre section is raised by cables, a tremendous feat.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 days ago
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We walked across the bridge unfortunately it seldom raises out of peak season but the centre section is raised by cables, a tremendous feat.

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Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is a very interesting looking new bridge. I was told that rather than act as a typical drawbridge, the span can be raised and lowered as needed, like an elevator.

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Languedoc-Roussillon, France
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a comparatively new bridge across the Garonne. It is a modern version of a swing bridge. The part between the "towers" can be raised to allow the passage of boats. Sadly we didn't see this happen. If you go to the Cité du Vin it is close by. Very interesting modern construction.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017

Interesting to take a short boat trip to the La Cite du Vin and view the bridge. Take the BAT boat, it's cheap and frequent,

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

We took the water taxi to the Wine Museum and passed under this bridge. As you're approaching it looks like a lovely modern bridge but as you get closer you see the detail and how the middle portion is lifted, super cool! I got a few great shots if the bridge while the sun was setting!

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Heard about this bridge online and how beautiful it is at night. Unfortunately for us, due to the long European summer nights, we waited for as long as we could, but the lights just refused to turn on during our visit, so we can't judge personally. From what we can see during the day though, it's a nice modern bridge.... More 

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Thiruvananthapuram (Trivandrum), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

A long bridge with middle portion being able to be lifted,allowing the passage of ships.The middle portion rests on four pillars which are pulled up with the help of metal ropes.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

When I saw the bridge I did not understand what was the function of those towers. Then I noticed the innovative system they used. It is admirable, but I strongly believe it is more from a boat. That´s why that I recomend to go on foot from the water mirror to the Cite du Vin and go the way back... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We walked across this bridge as it not only looks interesting but is an innovative way of allowing large cruise ships into the river. The road raises vertically to enable very large cruise ships access to the river beyond.

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New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

This is an impressive bridge and best seen from the ferry or river cat which winds its way up and down the estuary.

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