Apollinaire and the pont Mirabeau
Sous le pont Mirabeau coule la Seine, et nos amours faut-il qu'il m'en souvienne, la joie toujours venant après la peine... which means "Under the Mirabeau bridge flows the Seine And our loves Must I remember them Joy always followed pain".
Those verses were written by French poet Guillaume Apollinaire...
Was the engineer Résal (who also raised Alexandre-III bridge) inspired by this poem when he raised this nice metallic bridge in 1895?
Marine goddess were made by Injalbert. This bridge (with a single arch!) links quay of Javel to the 16th arrondissement.