The Pont de l’Alma is one of 37 bridges located in Paris (France) across the Seine.

This bridge connects Quai Branly (in the 7th arrondissement, on the left bank) to Avenue de New-York (in the 8th and 16th arrondissements, on the right bank). On the right bank, it separates the ports of Conference and Debilly, and on the left bank, those of Gros-Caillou and La Bourdonnais.

The northern end of the bridge is served by the Alma – Marceau metro station, and the southern end, by the Pont de l’Alma RER station.

Its name commemorates the Battle of Alma (1854) during the Crimean War.

Construction of an arch bridge took place between 1854 and 1856. It was designed by Paul-Martin Gallocher de Lagalisserie and was inaugurated by Napoleon III on 2 April 1856.

The bridge underwent complete reconstruction as a girder bridge between 1970 and 1974, as it had been too narrow to accommodate the increasing traffic both on and below it; moreover, the structure had subsided some 80 centimeters. Only the statue of the Zouave was retained: the Skirmisher was relocated to the Gravelle Stronghold in Vincennes, the Grenadier to Dijon, and the Artilleryman to La Fère.


Design: Girder bridge
Total length: 153 m (502 ft)
Width: 42 m (138 ft)

Next upstream: Pont des Invalides
Next downstream: Passerelle Debilly

See more:

20 arrondissements of Paris

Architecture of Paris

Museums of Paris

Entertainment in Paris

Bridges in Paris

Parks in Paris

Streets and squares in Paris

Shopping in Paris

Transport in Paris

Read more: Interesting places in the Pyrenees and around with Jane Cautch ...