Wednesday, June 16, 2010

France - Pont de Gien 吉恩大橋


Stamp Issue : 1973-08-18 

Gien Bridge (Pont de Gien) spans across Loire River in Gien, Loiret department, Northern-Central France. This old medieval bridge is a masonry bridge which connects to the main road 941 and was completed in 1734, repaired in 1945.
Chateau de Gien, a castle in front of the bridge, was built from 1494 to 1500 and had been classified as a historic monument since 1918 and transformed into Hunting Museum.


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