Adolphe Bridge

Adolphe Bridge is a stone arch bridge in Luxembourg City, in southern Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. The bridge takes road traffic across the Petrusse River, connecting Boulevard Royal, in Ville Haute, to Avenue de la Liberte, in Gare.


Photo 1, Adolphe Bridge, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Adolphe Bridge


Official name                                                                   Pont Adolphe


Carries                                                                             Road traffic and pedestrians


Locale                                                                              Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Crosses                                                                            Petrusse River


Design                                                                             Arch bridge


Designer                                                                          Paul Sejourne


Total length                                                                    153 metres


Width                                                                              17.20 metres


Longest span                                                                   84.65 metres


Clearance below                                                             42 metres


Beginning date of construction                                      14 July 1900


Opened                                                                           24 July 1903


Photo 2, Adolphe Bridge, Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Also called New Bridge, it was erected between 1900 and 1903 during the rule of Grand Duke Adolphe. The Adolphe Bridge was designed by Paul Sejourne. This event was followed with great interest from abroad, because the bridge had the biggest stone arch in the world up to then. The big double arch spans more than 85 metres across the Petrusse valley at a height of 42 metres, and a total length of 153 metres. Adolphe Bridge has become a national symbol of sorts, representing Luxembourg's independence, and has become one of Luxembourg City's main tourist attractions.



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