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Pont Eiffel - Monistrol d'Allier, Auvergne Rhône Alpes, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333
N 44° 58.135 E 003° 38.709
31T E 550875 N 4979699
Quick Description: [FR] "Le pont Eiffel, pour voitures et piétons, réalisé par Gustave Eiffel pour le village de Monistrol d'Allier." [EN] "The Eiffel bridge, for cars and pedestrians, designed by Gustave Eiffel for the village of Monistrol d'Allier."
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 5/2/2019 3:45:27 PM
Waymark Code: WM10G52
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
Views: 1

Long Description:
[FR] L'endroit :
"En 1887, la société Eiffel obtint le marché de la construction du pont sur l'Allier. A cette époque, le village venait de connaître un essor exceptionnel grâce à la construction de la ligne de chemin de fer. A l'occasion de cette construction, des centaines d'ouvriers sont venus s'installer à Monistrol-d'Allier pour un chantier qui a nécessité de véritables prouesses techniques dans cette région montagneuse hostile. Après le viaduc ferroviaire de Garabit en 1884-1885 et l'ossature de la statue de la Liberté à New York, Gustave Eiffel construisit le pont de Monistrol-d'Allier dans l'année qui précéda l'édification de la tour parisienne qui porte son nom. On reconnaîtra d'ailleurs aisément sa signature dans l'architecture.
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La personne :

"Gustave Eiffel, né Bonickhausen dit Eiffel le 15 décembre 1832 à Dijon et mort le 27 décembre 1923 à Paris, est un ingénieur centralien et un industriel français, qui a notamment participé à la construction de la tour Eiffel à Paris, du viaduc de Garabit et de la statue de la Liberté à New York."

[EN] The place :
"In 1887, the Eiffel company obtained the market for the construction of the bridge over the Allier. At that time, the village had experienced an exceptional boom thanks to the construction of the railway line. For this construction, hundreds of workers came to settle in Monistrol-d'Allier for a construction site that required real technical prowess in this mountainous hostile region. After the railway viaduct of Garabit in 1884-1885 and the skeleton of the Statue of Liberty in New York, Gustave Eiffel built the bridge of Monistrol-d'Allier in the year before the construction of the Parisian tower which carries his name. We easily recognize its signature in architecture.
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The person :

"Gustave Eiffel, born Bonickhausen dit Eiffel on December 15, 1832 in Dijon and died December 27, 1923 in Paris, is a central engineer and a French industrialist, who has participated in the construction of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the viaduct of Garabit and the Statue of Liberty in New York. "

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Year it was dedicated: 1888

Location of Coordinates: Sur le pont Eiffel

Type of place/structure you are waymarking: Bridge

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