Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas, Bordeaux

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The Pont Jacques Chaban-Delmas is a vertical-lift bridge over the Garonne in Bordeaux, France. It was inaugurated on 16 March 2013 by President François Hollande and Alain Juppé, mayor of Bordeaux. Its main span is 110 m (361 ft) long. As of 2013, it is the longest vertical-lift bridge in Europe. It is named in honour of Jacques Chaban-Delmas, a former Prime Minister of France and a former mayor of Bordeaux.
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  • Walked over this to get to other side of river to walk along to station really interesting design for a swing bridge 
    Walked over this to get to other side of river to walk along to station really interesting design for a swing bridge  more »
  • Worthwile to walk from the musée du vin to the other side of the river Garonne where you can visit the botanic gardens. 
    Worthwile to walk from the musée du vin to the other side of the river Garonne where you can visit the botanic gardens.  more »
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  • Technological masterpiece of engeneering! what a bridge. Worth seeing from the water taxis or from the shore.
  • I've been standing in extreme heat because they raised this bridge thirty minutes before the cruise ship passed under it. The bridge was completely up for thirty minutes before the slow ship passed under it. Completely inefficient, considering how many cars were idling and pedestrians standing in this heat. Why is this the process that makes over a hundred people wait for no apparent reason? Be smart and raise it five minutes before the ship comes. It feels like I'm in a third world country.

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