Wednesday, 29 April 2020

Crossing the Loire

The oldest bridge in Tours is the Pont Wilson, built in the 18th century but renamed in the American President's honour at the end of the First World War. The bridge has a rather checkered history, having collapsed several times. The first bridge in France with a flat roadway, it was ahead of its time. The combination of cutting edge untested engineering and the power of the Loire river changing course and undermining foundations meant several catastrophic collapses in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Do you dare cross it with us?

Pont Wilson on the Loire in Tours.  Indre et Loire, France. Photographed by Susan Walter. Tour the Loire Valley with a classic car and a private guide.

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