Apollinaire and the pont Mirabeau

The bridgeThe bridge | ©Ignis / CC-BY-SA

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.