Monday, October 6, 2008

France - Pont de la Guillotière 吉約蒂耶爾橋


Stamp Issue : 1939-07-03 

Bridge of the Guillotière(Pont de la Guillotière), also formerly known as Rhône Bridge is the oldest arch bridge over the Rhone, in Lyon, in east-central France. The bridge was constructed 1894, with spans in metallic arches on stone columns, but was destroyed during the retreat of the German army in September 1944. It was demolished in 1952 and replaced by a wider girder bridge, with a metallic structure in 1953.


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