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Pont National

The Pont National was built between 1852 and 1853 during the Second Empire and was originally named the Pont Napoleon III until 1870. It was designed by the engineers Couche and Petit to provide a passage for the "Petite Ceinture" railway and link the fortifications on the left and right banks.The work is 188.50 m long and comprises five stone arches on piles. While originally designed as a service structure, the removal of the fortifications and the creation of the Marchaux interior ring road led to it being widened.
In 1936, the decision was taken to double the upstream side by an identical structure. The project was the brainchild of engineers Netter and Gaspard and was built of reinforced concrete, to a large extent thanks to the "Marquet plan" intended to fight unemployment. It was completed in July 1944 and takes the total width of the Pont National to 34 m, joining the Boulevard Poniatowski (right bank) and the Boulevard Massna (left bank).


Designers

COUCHE and PETIT
NETTER and GASPARD, engineers


Builder


SCHWARTZ AUMONT


Construction dates


1852 - 1853
1936 - 1944


Total length
188.50 m


Usable width
34 m: roadway: 16.50 m; pavements 5m, 3.50 m 9 m: railway


Construction principles


The load-bearing system comprises five stone arches paired with three reinforced concrete arches.


Address


Quai de Bercy
Quai Panhard et Levassor
75013 Paris


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