Marseille Transporter Bridge


The Marseilles transporter bridge , inaugurated in 1905 and destroyed in 1944, was a crossing of the Old Port of Marseille , designed by engineer Ferdinand Arnodin .

History

The bridge of Marseille was built in nineteen months to connect the quays of the Port and the quays of Rive Neuve. It was inaugurated on 15 December 1905. In the 1930s, it served only as a decoration, due to the lack of means to maintain it.

On 22 August 1944, the German military blew up the bridge to block the harbor During the liberation of Marseille , drank only the north tower fell into the water. The rest collapsed on 1 September 1945. Following the firing of 400 kg of explosive.

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