The Pont Alexandre III, a deck arch bridge that spans the Seine in Paris, France, is widely regarded as the most ornate, grandiose, and sumptuous bridge in the city, and one of the most beautiful, elegant river crossings in the world.
The Beaux-Arts style bridge, with its exuberant Art Nouveau lamps, cherubs, lions, water spirits, fish, nymphs and winged horses at either end, was built for the Exposition Universelle of 1900, an international world’s fair that introduced talking films, escalators, Russian nesting dolls, wireless telegraphy (radio), and the most powerful telescope ever built.
The bridge is named after Tsar Alexander III, who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892. His son Nicholas II laid the foundation stone in October 1896. The style of the bridge reflects that of the Grand Palais, to which it leads on the right bank.
At its four extremities are huge 17 m (56 ft) high pillars crowned with gilt bronze sculptures of winged horses representing the illustrious Arts, Sciences, Commerce and Industry.
On each base sits an allegorical sculpture representing France in a different era: La France Contemporaine ("Contemporary France"), France de Charlemagne ("France of Charlemagne"), France de la Renaissance ("France of the Renaissance") and La France de Louis XIV ("France of Louis XIV") Classified as a French Monument historique since 1975, the bridge links Les Invalides, the site of Napoleon’s tomb, on the Left Bank (Rive Gauche) with the Champs-Élysées on the Right Bank (Rive Droite). From the bridge you can enjoy a sweeping view of the Eiffel Tower.
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