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Bridge Simone de Beauvoir: photo description (Passerelle Simone-de-Beauvoir)

Pedestrian bridge Simone de Beauvoir - one of the new Parisian bridges. Flying over uploaded by embankments, it leads pedestrians and cyclists from the square in front of the National library of France in the Parc de Bercy.

This bridge was an interesting story. When in 1998 the architect Dietmar Feichtinger won the tender for the construction of a new crossing over the Seine, the bridge had a code name - Bercy-TOLBIAC. Feichtinger came up with elegant, graceful design. Single-span bridge looks amazing - as if the two arcs are connected lenticular and wave up over the Seine.

The Central span of the bridge, this is the "lens" was made of steel in Alsace. He weighed 650 tons, was 106 feet in length and 12 in width. The main part of the bridge were transported to Paris via the North sea, the English channel, then along the French rivers - slow, difficult, some locks were too narrow for him. Long barge solemnly brought up the "lens" to the destination, and by this time, the mayor of Paris has proposed to name the bridge the name of the writer and philosopher Simone de Beauvoir. In 2006, the bridge was inaugurated in the presence of his daughter Simone - Sylvie Le Bon de Beauvoir.

It was funny - the bridge with soft, rounded, feminine shapes named in honor of the ideologist of the feminist movement, women high cold intellect, uncompromising, hard. The name looks like a mistake. But you can look the other way.

Bridge with a length of 304 meters as if on a single breath flew from shore to shore. Two arcs are two-tier bridge, the top offers a panoramic view of historic Paris, near the bottom shines the river water. On the one hand, knowledge repository, on the other - nature, around beauty, and freedom. Could Simone de Beauvoir.