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Address: | Centre Ville, 07300, Tournon-sur-Rhone, France
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Bridge between Tournon sur Rhône and Tain L'Hermitagne, built in 1849 by...

Bridge between Tournon sur Rhône and Tain L'Hermitagne, built in 1849 by engineer Marc Seguin, first suspension bridge with iron cables. Listed as a historic monument.

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Historic suspension bridge over the Souther Rhone.

This bridge across the Rhône connecting the towns of Tain L'Hermitage (east bank) and Tournon-sur-Rhône (west) was constructed by Marc Seguin in 1849 who developed the concept of... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 8 December 2016
Hurleys256
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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

This bridge across the Rhône connecting the towns of Tain L'Hermitage (east bank) and Tournon-sur-Rhône (west) was constructed by Marc Seguin in 1849 who developed the concept of cable supported bridges. It features a stone built tower in the centre of the river supporting the cables that are anchored to the ground on each of the banks. This configuration effectively... More 

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Kiev, Ukraine
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

This is an interesting bridge demonstrating the suspension bridge. Supposedly this is the second one, because the first one collapsed. But this one is very nice. Nice walk across it and beautiful of the hillsides around Tournon. There is a statue of Marc Seguin near the center of the ville located where the river cruise boats dock. Worth taking the... More 

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Staten Island, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

After dining on the river boat we decided to cross the bridge to L'Hermitage to get wine and chocolate. The walk was pleasant,the town was compact and had a good selection of wine and chocolate shops to keep my wife happy.

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Sunderland, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Really worth walking over the bridge not only to marvel at the structure but to take in the view either side of the Rhone!!

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Thank Glend
Loughborough, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

Ok it's a little more than just a bridge, I think it's one of the earlier suspension bridges over the Rhone, it joins both banks of the river, it provides some nice photography opportunities and it's something to do in the town of Tournon. If your into bridges I don't think it ranks amongst the more impressive but it's there... More 

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Looe, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 June 2016

This is a handsome pedestrian bridge across the Rhône connecting the towns of Tain L'Hermitage (east bank) and Tournon-sur-Rhône (west). It's a pleasant stroll, but don't look down as there are gaps between the wooden boards of the footway. Bear in mind, too, that bikes also use the bridge.

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Columbia, South Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015

This isn’t Seguin’s original suspension bridge, but it’s a fit commemoration of an important achievement in the history of civil engineering. Not incidentally, it’s pleasing to the eye as well as functional. I’m glad I got to see Passerelle Marc Seguin. I’ll remember the occasion the next time I see the Golden Gate Bridge or one of the other mighty... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

This bridge is great to use as there are no vehicles to worry about. Just stroll and admire the views as you cross.

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Thank Kevin F
Meylan, France
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44 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 April 2015

This is not the original first Marc Seguin's bridge (first suspension bridge using cables, and not chains), destroyed in 1965. But it's one of the oldest, buit in 1848.

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014

Staying at Tournon-sur-Rhone, we often had to cross on foot over the River Rhone to visit attractions on the other side (at Tain L'Hermitage). So as often as not, we left the Ardèche department and entered the Drôme on this wonderfully historic footbridge.

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