The Pont Marie is one of 37 bridges crossing the Seine in Paris (France). It connects Île Saint-Louis to the Quai de l’Hôtel-de-Ville, in the 4th arrondissement.

The Bridge has been classified as a historic monument since February 10, 18871.

The Pont Marie derives its name from the engineer Christophe Marie, who proposed its construction beginning in 1605 in order to augment and assist in the urbanisation of the île Saint-Louis. However the bridge was not actually approved for building by the king until 1614, at which point Louis XIII laid the first stone as part of a formal bridge building ceremony.  Following approval, the Pont Marie’s construction was spread out over 20 years, from 1614 to 1635.  Thus, the bridge is one of the oldest bridges in Paris.

In 1635 the bridge was opened to circulation. Following its construction, there were proposals to build houses along the bridge’s span.

Next upstream: Pont Sully
Next downstream: Pont Louis-Philippe

Design: Arch Bridge
Material: Stone
Total length: 92 m (302 ft)
Width: 22 m (72 ft).

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