Passerelle Saint Georges - Abbé Paul Couturier - Lyon, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache
N 45° 45.412 E 004° 49.610
31T E 642073 N 5068657
Quick Description: [FR] Terminée en 1853, elle est constituée d'une travée de 87 m suspendue par des haubans fixés dans des mâts ancrés dans les 2 piles. [EN] This pedestrian suspension bridge was completed in 1853. It spans 87 meters with cables fixed to two supports.
Location: Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, France
Date Posted: 8/18/2013 1:43:34 PM
Waymark Code: WMHW63
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
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Long Description:
[FR] Le 1er sept 1944, les Allemands font sauter la passerelle.

Les câbles et le tablier sont partiellement détruits. Reconstruite à l'identique, elle est réouverte au public en nov 1944, la chaussée est portée à 3,80 m.

Le 17 mars 2003, elle est renommée passerelle Paul Couturier en l'honneur de ce prêtre, né à la Guillotière le 29 juillet 1881 et décédé le 29 mars 1953, qui contribua aux échanges interconfessionnels.

Elle est aussi la "passerelle des amoureux", ceux-ci laissant des cadenas avec leurs noms ou des inscriptions décrivant leur relation.

[EN] The Germans destroyed the bridge at the end of World War II but it was afterwards restored to its original state. March 17, 2003, the footbridge was renamed after the Catholic priest Paul Couturier.
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