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The tancarville bridge

The tancarville bridge
The tancarville bridge

76100 Rouen

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Tancarville Bridge : a suspension bridge that crosses the Seine between Tancarville in the department of Seine-Maritime and Marais-Vernier in the department of Eure. At its inauguration in 1959, it was the largest suspension bridge in Europe. Today it is the largest suspension bridge in France!

The Tancarville Bridge is named after an ancient castle founded in the tenth century overlooking the right bank of the Seine.

The construction of the Tancarville bridge began in November 1955. The aim was to link the cities of Rouen and Le Havre, separated by the estuary of the Seine. The building was completed in July 1959 and then allowed free access to car traffic. This enormous project was initiated by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Le Havre, which played a leading role in the industrial and economic development. Indeed, trade between Rouen and Le Havre was made by ferry, and the bridge was a considerable time saving.

Some figures are engraved on the Memorial Plaque.
- 3,733,000 working hours
- 960 meters metal bays
- 1400.20 meters long
- Height of deck: 51 meters
- Height of towers: 125 meters, all in reinforced concrete
- 750 000 rivets
- 24 000 km wires with a weight of 3 000 tonnes
- Four traffic lanes
- ...
- Most importantly, no fatal accidents!

Another technical feat : as a result of the rupture of one of the 60 elementary strands of the bridge, in 1995, the ICC launched a major operation, to replace the suspension, while not stopping the traffic!

Author : Bérengère©

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