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Passerelle Debilly

Passerelle Debilly

Included in the supplementary registry of historical monuments in 1966
In order to carry visitors to the 1900 Exposition, its General Commissioner, Alfred Picard, on 26th October 1898 approved the construction of a footbridge opposite the Avenue Albert de Mun, intended to join the Army and Navy Halls to the exhibit recreating old Paris.

This metal footbridge designed by the engineers RESAL, ALBY and LION, was completed on 13th April 1900.It was then named the Military Exposition, or Magdeburg, or even de Billy footbridge, after an Imperial general killed at Jena in 1806. The city of Paris took over management of the structure in 1903 and in 1906 relocated it to opposite Rue de la Manutention after a few alterations. From its original provisional status, the "Debilly" footbridge, as it was now named, finally became a permanent fixture. As a contemporary of the Alexander III bridge and the Austerlitz Viaduct, it was included in the supplemental registry of historical monuments in 1966. It was repainted in 1991 and its plating resurfaced with tropical hardwoods in 1997.


Designers


RESAL, ALBY and LION, engineers


Contractor


DAYDE et PILLE


Construction date


1900


Total length
120 m


Usable width
8 m


Construction principles


Metal footbridge with three spans on piers. Central span comprising an arch with intermediate deck of 75 m.
End spans of 22.50 m comprising two half-arches.

 
Address


Quai de New-York
Quai Branly
75007 Paris


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