Thursday, June 10, 2010

France - Pont de Recouvrance 雷克蘭斯橋


Stamp Issue : 1957-07-06 

Recouvrance Bridge (Pont de Recouvrance) is a movable bridge across the River Penfeld in the city of Brest in the Finistère department in Brittany in north-western France. Opened on July 17th, 1954, it was the largest vertical lift bridge in Europe until the opening of the Pont Gustave-Flaubert in 2008.
Each pylon of the bridge is 70 meters high and its 525-tonne moving cradle is 88 meters long. It links the bottom of the rue de Siam to the quartier de Recouvrance, replacing a swing bridge destroyed by Allied bombardment in 1944.


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