PONTS DE PARIS:PARIS BRIDGES

PONT AU DOUBLE 1883 ONE ARCH CAST IRON 45m LONG x 20m WIDE : LINKS LEFT BANK TO ÎLE DE LA CITÉ

PONT AU DOUBLE 1883 ONE ARCH CAST IRON 45m LONG x 20m WIDE : LINKS LEFT BANK TO ÎLE DE LA CITÉ

PONT AU DOUBLE
The original in 1634, was built to carry patients over to the Hôtel-Dieu hospital on Île de la Cité. It collapsed in 1709 + was rebuilt, staying in place until 1847. It used to have a toll of a “double” (a denier coin) to pay for its contruction.