Pont des Lions - Arles, France
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member razalas
N 43° 41.026 E 004° 37.805
31T E 631383 N 4838041
Quick Description: The Pont des Lions (Bridge of the Lions) in Arles was destroyed during World War II. In 2008 the pillars that remained were restored.
Location: Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Date Posted: 12/12/2013 6:21:37 PM
Waymark Code: WMJPC5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ištván
Views: 22

Long Description:
"The bridge was built in 1868 to allow trains of the PLM company (Paris-Lyon Marseille) to link Arles to Lunel cross the Rhone river, which is already quite wide at this point. This line in particular was dedicated to dispatch the coal producted in the Cevennes mountains.

The bridge was destroyed on the 6th of August 1944, during a bombing.

All that remains of the bridge are its pillars and imposing sculptured lions.

Lion sculptures are the work of Pierre Louis Rouillard (1820 - 1881)"
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Admission Fee: Free

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