The new bridge, Paris
Pont Neuf, 75001 Paris, France
The new bridge - the oldest surviving bridge over the River Seine in Paris. Now he is one of the symbols of Paris.. The bridge is 280 meters, width - 20 meters. The new bridge connects the Louvre embankment on the right bank of the waterfront and the Rue Conti Grand Ogusten on the left bank. Around the middle of the bridge crosses the western end of the island de la Cite.. The construction of the bridge was planned to King Henry II in 1556, but failed in the face of resistance Parisian merchants. Only 20 years later, in 1578, King Henry III initiated the construction of the bridge. A distinctive feature of the new bridge was that it was not built up with shops and houses, as other bridges. Thus, passing over the bridge, you can admire the Seine and the surrounding area. Delivery of the bridge took place after 30 years of construction already under King Henry IV, who discovered it in 1607..