The Notre-Dame Bridge is one of 37 bridges located in Paris (France) in the 4th arrondissement and crossing the large arm of the Seine, connecting the Quai de Gesvres to the Quai de la Corse on the Île de la Cité.

The current bridge, built in 1853, during the Haussmann transformations, measures 105 m in length and 20 m in width, its five initial arches having been reduced to three in 1912, including a central metal arch of 60 m.

It occupies the site of one of the very first bridges in the capital: the “Grand-Pont”, replaced by the “Milbray planks”, then two replicas of the “Notre-Dame bridge”, one in wood, the other in stone.

This site is served by the Cité and Hôtel de Ville metro stations.

It is located near the Hôtel-Dieu and the flower and bird market, which it connects to the right bank. In line with the bridge, south of rue de la Cité, the Petit-Pont connects the island to the left bank.

In 1853, a new stone structure was completed atop the existing stone foundation, although this reincarnation was only composed of five arches. The new bridge was subsequently the cause of not fewer than thirty-five water traffic accidents between 1891 and 1910 and was given the unofficial name the pont du Diable (Devil’s Bridge). Thus, in order to facilitate the passage of boats and the flow of the Seine, a decision was made to rebuild the bridge, this time in metal. The new work was directed by Jean Résal, who had also worked on the Pont Mirabeau and Pont Alexandre III; it was inaugurated in 1919 by Raymond Poincaré, President of the French Republic. The structure has remained the same since.

Next upstream: Pont d’Arcole
Next downstream: Pont au Change

Design: Arch Bridge
Total length: 105 metres (344 ft)
Width: 20 metres (66 ft)
Construction start 1910
Construction end 1914.

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