Friday, September 19, 2008

France - Pont-canal de Briare 布里亞爾運河橋


Stamp Issue : 1990-07-07 

Briare Canal Bridge (Pont-canal de Briare) is a metal girder canal bridge, built with the help of the engineer Gustave Eiffel. It is the longest canal bridge in Europe (662.7 meters). It allows both barges and pleasure boats to cross the Loire River and to pass from the left minor canal to the Briare canal. Built from 1890 to 1894, it was opened in 1896. In the late 19th century, this was a major transportation route for commodities and it was an architectural prowess to make such a bridge at that time.

布里亞爾運河橋是金屬梁柱的運河橋,由工程師古斯塔夫艾菲爾協助建造,長662.7公尺,是歐洲最長的運河橋, 此橋幫助駁船和遊艇跨越盧瓦爾河,也幫船隻從左側小運河通到布麗亞爾運河。它興建於1890至1894年間,到1896年才啟用。在19世紀的末葉,它不但是一個主要的運輸路線,也是當時築橋本領高超的一大展現。

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