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Unusual architecture

The cables supporting he bridge make it appear that the entire center of the bridge could be raised... read more

Reviewed 30 September 2017
Stephen s
Amazing structure (hardly ever used)

This is an amazing (& expensive) piece of engineering which is hardly ever used as a lift bridge... read more

Reviewed 13 June 2017
phshanks
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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  • Very good41%
  • Average29%
  • Poor5%
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29 Sep 2017
“Unusual architecture”
30 Apr 2017
“Cable raising bridge, unique.”
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Rouen, France

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Reviewed 30 September 2017

The cables supporting he bridge make it appear that the entire center of the bridge could be raised for gtraffic.

Thank Stephen s
Reviewed 13 June 2017

This is an amazing (& expensive) piece of engineering which is hardly ever used as a lift bridge. apparantly shipping is afraid of getting trapped by strikers refusing to open the bridge. I true a real shame.

Thank phshanks
Reviewed 30 April 2017

There are several bridges in Europe that catch the imagination. This is one of them because all of the cables must work in sique to raise the roadway.

Thank Jared F
Reviewed 16 November 2016

This bridge has nothing quite particular or to visit.... But it is very useful for locals (or tourists) to get a stroll on the other bank which has just been renovated. When raising for the Armada season for example, it is truly a nice moment.

Thank Guilljea
Reviewed 11 October 2016

The bridge structure is interesting from an engineering point of view, and it does provide access over the Seine River. However, the mechanism is such that it lifts the whole middle section of the bridge if anything larger than a river boat needs to pass....More

1  Thank AntarcticBound
Reviewed 1 August 2016

On Fete Nationale (July 14), we took a cruise to see the fireworks over the Seine. Our boat started not far from Pont Gustave Flaubert, and actually we went back and forth underneath the bridge before heading to the fireworks. Not sure how the towers...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 1 August 2016

Not only is the bridge ugly but it is also a disaster waiting to happen. The system is so sophisticated and fragile that nobody knows how long it will last and how much it will cost to repair it.

Thank FrederickWentworth
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Quite a good piece of engineering, from a distance it looked like cranes, then I realised that the towers were there to lift the centre section to allow ships to pass under. It must cut some distance off crossing the river at that point

Thank Brian P
Reviewed 29 July 2015

Not sure why this is considered an attraction, especially in Rouen where there are plenty of sights to see. Perhaps if you are an engineer? but there seems a lot of other bridges that look unique and they are not listed. I wouldn't think anyone...More

Thank Teresa H
Reviewed 3 January 2015

Yes it is a bridge and one that does allow you to cross water without getting wet but the engineering associated with this construction it is worth a look and take a photo.

Thank Bruce H
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