The Pont d’Austerlitz is one of 37 bridges crossing the Seine in Paris (France).

It connects the 12th arrondissement, at Avenue Ledru-Rollin, to the 5th and 13th arrondissements, at Place Valhubert, opposite the Jardin des Plantes.

The Pont d’Austerlitz is served by Paris metro lines (M) (5) (10) at Gare d’Austerlitz station, by RER C at Paris-Austerlitz station and at Quai de la Râpée station by lines ( M) (5) by RATP bus lines 24, 57, 61, 63, 72, 77, 89, 91, 215.

The origin of the Austerlitz Bridge comes from the need to connect the Faubourg Saint-Antoine on the right bank to the Jardin des Plantes on the left bank.

A first bridge was built at the beginning of the 19th century. It is a work of five cast iron arches with an opening of 32 m, supported on four piers and two masonry abutments.

In 1854, the bridge was deemed dangerous. It was then rebuilt in stone in 1855 and decorated with motifs including the names of the main officers killed at the Battle of Austerlitz. Its width was then increased to 18 m then to 30 m in 1885.

Next upstream: Viaduc d’Austerlitz
Next downstream: Pont de Sully

Characteristics

Type: Arch bridge
Construction: 1801–1805, 1854 and 1884–1885
Inauguration: 1854 and 1885
Architects: Alexandre Michal, Jules Savarin (1854) – Jean-Marie-Georges Choquet (1885)
Material: Stone Masonry
Total Length: 173,80 m.

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