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A little history of Pont Louis-Philippe

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Bridge Pont Louis-Philippe in Paris

Inaugurated by Louis-Philippe in 1833 in order to commemorate the 1830 Revolution, it was a hanging bridge raised by brothers Séguin.

Like every Parisian bridges at that time, pedestrians used to pay a toll, collected by the two men! One of the part was burnt in 1848: they rebuilt it and called it pont de la Réforme ("Reform bridge") until 1852.

The current bridge dates back to 1862: they completely re-raised it further, upstream water.

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