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In a city with around 37 bridges spanning over the tranquil Seine, Pont Alexandre III stands seamlessly amidst the Paris skyline - joining Invalides, on the left bank with the Grand Palais on the right bank. Apart from serving as a link to some significant marvels of Paris, Pont Alexandre III also carries with it a rich historical import. It was built as a consequence of Franco-Russian peace with the first stone being laid in 1986 by Tsar Nicholas II. From 1975, Pont Alexandre III also features in the list of Monument Historique of France.
The Franco-Russian efforts led, during its construction for the 1900 Universal Exhibition, to the building of two mammoth nymph structures - “Nymph of the Seine” and “Nymph of the Neva” adorned in the centre of the bridge, respectively representing the arms of France and Russia. Last but not the least, the bridge offers picturesque scenes to be captured for later memory as it gives a clear view of the Seine and the Eiffel Tower against the gold, bronze, copper statues of nymphs, cherubs, winged horses and angels at the bridge.
The bridge, named after the Alexandre III, Emperor of Russia, has been the backdrop of multiple cultural products - movies such as James Bond, Midnight in Paris and Me Before You feature the bridge and its even a location in the Broadway Musical Anastasia. The bridge is made entirely from metal and offers three traffic lanes across its length and width of 500 ft. and 30 ft. respectively. It has wide open walkways for tourists to enjoy a romantic walk along the riverside. During the Olympics, a diving platform is erected on the bridge which serves as the location for diving sports.
Address: 4 Port des Invalides, 75007 Paris, France
Timings: Monday to Friday - 5:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Saturday & Sunday - 4:30 PM - 2:00 AM
Address: Pont Alexandre III - Rive Gauche, 75007 Paris, France
Timings: Sunday to Thursday - 12:00 PM - 2:00 AM; Friday & Saturday - 12:00 PM - 6:00 AM
Address: Pont Alexandre III, 75007 Paris, France
Timings: Monday to Sunday - 12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
Address: Pont Alexandre III, 75008 Paris, France
Timings: Open 24 hours on Friday and Saturday; close the rest of the days
Address: Pont Alexandre III, Port des Champs-Élysées, 75008 Paris, France
Timings: All days, 24 hours
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