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Viaduc de Passy

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Note the concrete deck, and the strengthening ribs welded to the bottom of the flanges
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The columns supporting the railway deck are fabricated from steel plate and rolled sections. A lot of effort went into making them shapely
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A two-tier railway (Metro) and road viaduct which includes bridges over the River Seine in Paris.

Now renamed the Pont Bir-Hakeim.

The viaduct linked the Metro stations Passy and Grenelle (now Bir Hakeim).

See The Engineer, 1905, for information on the construction of the bridge [1]

This bridge occupies the site of the former Passy footbridge, which was a cantilever-arched iron bridge built in 1878 by Cail & Cie for use by visitors to the Exposition Universelle. As the footbridge was in the way, it was decided in 1903 to move it bodily downstream, with minimal inconvenience to pedestrian users. The footbridge would be subsequently be demolished on completion of the new road/rail bridge. The bridge moving process was described in 'The Engineer' in 1903 [2]

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Sources of Information

  1. [1] The Engineer 10 Mar 1905, pp.237, 238, 241
  2. [2] The Engineer, 11 Dec 1903, pp.566-8