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Last transhipment bridge in France - Rochefort, Nouvelle Aquitaine, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Bono2333
N 45° 54.970 W 000° 57.645
30T E 658141 N 5086755
Quick Description: [FR] Le dernier pont transbordeur de France qui permet de traverser la Charente sans gêner la navigation maritime. [EN] The last transhipment bridge of France which allows to cross the Charente without hindering the maritime navigation.
Location: Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France
Date Posted: 7/23/2019 8:02:55 AM
Waymark Code: WM110DB
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member kJfishman
Views: 3

Long Description:
[FR] "Au XIXème siècle, le seul moyen de traverser la Charente entre Rochefort et Échillais, est le bac. Ce système de traversée est limité à marée basse ou en cas de conditions météorologiques défavorables et de courants trop forts.
La construction d'un pont est alors envisagée afin de remplacer le bac qui ne peut plus répondre à une circulation de plus en plus importante.
Le défi est de trouver un système de pont qui permette la traversée des personnes sans gêner la navigation maritime, notamment les navires de l'Arsenal de Rochefort.

C'est le projet de Pont à Transbordeur proposé par Ferdinand Arnodin qui est retenu en 1897.
Les travaux débutent en mars 1898 pour se terminer 27 mois plus tard. Le Pont Transbordeur du Martrou est inauguré le 29 juillet 1900."

"Le pont transbordeur du Martrou est un ouvrage d'art métallique permettant de relier les deux rives de la Charente, entre les villes de Rochefort et d'Échillais, sans gêner la navigation des cargos qui desservent les ports de Rochefort et de Tonnay-Charente. C'est le dernier pont transbordeur existant en France."


[EN] "In the nineteenth century, the only way to cross the Charente between Rochefort and Échillais, is the ferry.This crossing system is limited to low tide or in case of adverse weather conditions and currents too strong.
The construction of a bridge is then considered in order to replace the ferry which can no longer respond to a traffic increasingly important.
The challenge is to find a bridge system that allows the crossing of people without hindering shipping, including the ships of Arsenal Rochefort.

It is the proposed Transporter Bridge proposed by Ferdinand Arnodin which is retained in 1897.
Work begins in March 1898 and ends 27 months later. The Transporter Bridge Martrou was inaugurated on July 29, 1900. "

"The ferry bridge of Martrou is a metal work of art allowing to connect the two banks of the Charente, between the towns of Rochefort and Echillais, without hindering the navigation of the cargo ships which serve the ports of Rochefort and Tonnay-Charente This is the last transhipment bridge existing in France. "


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parking coordinates: N 45° 54.918 W 000° 57.700

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