Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare

Modernization of the Briare canal was made necessary by the creation of the canal lateral to the Loire, completed in 1838, which revived the navigation in the Loire Valley. In addition to the Freycinet gauge and the improvement of the water supply, the passage in the Loire, at the beginning of the 19th century by a double submersible dike at Châtillon-sur-Loire, was replaced by a direct passage between the two channels through the aqueduct. One of the structures among the best known of inland navigation, is the largest French metal aqueduct. The current of the pontcysyllte aqueduct site is - besides the bridge itself - two eclusieres houses located on each side of the entrance to the canal to Briare, preceded by a metal bridge to span the canal and pairs of doors of Guard located on the lower level, at each end, Briare, and Saint-Firmin. The aqueduct was built from 1890 by contractors Eiffel for the foundations and masonry structure, Darling and plundered for the setting up of the metal structure, under the direction of the engineer of the Ponts et chaussées de Nevers, Mazoyer. The construction was completed in 1895 by the electrical installation: the electric light was still virtually unknown at the time. The aqueduct consists of fifteen spans of a metal casing u supporting a tarp forming Bowl and based on masonry piers. It is 662 metres in total and is bordered walkways built above.

Source: Ministry of Culture, France

Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire)
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Structural information

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Location and general information

  • identifier : 71216
  • item : Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire)
  • Location of the building :
    • Loiret
    • Briare
  • INSEE code of the municipality : 45053
  • Zip code of the municipality : 45250
  • Order in the communal list : 2
  • Name of the building : The building is designated by the following 3 names :
    • bridge
    • channel
    • canal bridge
  • State :
    • the current state of the monument is not known.

Dates and times

  • Period of construction : 2 different epochs of evolution of the building.
    • 19th century
    • 4th quarter 19th century
  • Year : 1890
  • Date of protection : 1976/05/12 : inscrit MH
  • Date taken into account : 1993/09/14

Construction, architecture and style

  • Materials:
    • We do not have this information.
  • Roofing :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Materials (roofing) :
    • We do not have this information.
  • Other about the composition roofs :
    • No information on the coverage of the place.
  • Floors :
    • any information about this construction.
  • Stairs :
    • No stairs mentioned on this construction.
  • Decoration of the building :
    • No information about decoration.
  • Representation :
    • No information on the ornamentation of the place.
  • Typology :
    • No information about typology.
  • Plan :
    • We do not know the type of plan for this building.

Monument and history of the place

  • Elements protected MH (historical monument) :2 parts of the building are subject to protection and are listed as follows :
    • channel
    • bridge
  • Constituent areas :
    • no information.
  • Parties constituantes étudiées :
    • no information.
  • Use :
    • We do not know the different uses that have been made of this construction.

Other

  • Other :
    • other Information : work situated partly in the commune type State-saint-firmin-sur-loire owned 1992
  • Details : Pont-canal sur la Loire (cad. NON CADASTRE) : inscription par arrêté du 12 mai 1976
  • Mérimée reference : PA00098723

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Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare
Aqueduct on the Loire River (also on the commune of Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), French Heritage monument to Briare. Picture of Pascal-Jean Rebillat Photographies
Pont-canal sur la Loire (également sur commune de Saint-Firmin-sur-Loire), briare

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