Never Totally Dead – Le pont des Arts Inspired by the Pont des Arts bridge that was built in Paris Between 1802 and 1804, under the reign of Napoleon, a nine-arch metallic bridge for pedestrians was constructed at the location of the present day Pont des Arts: this was the first metal bridge in Paris. The engineers Louis-Alexandre de Cessart and Jacques Dillon initially conceived of a bridge which would resemble a suspended garden, with trees, banks of flowers, and benches. Passage across the bridge at that time cost one sou On 17 March 1975, the French Ministry of Culture listed the Pont des Arts as a national historic monument. In 1976, the Inspector of Bridges and Causeways (Ponts et Chaussées) reported several deficiencies on the bridge. More specifically, he noted the damage that had been caused by two aerial bombardments sustained during World War I and World War II and the harm done from the multiple collisions caused by boats. The bridge would be closed to circulation in 1977 and, in 1979, suffered a 60-metre collapse after a barge rammed into it. The present bridge was built between 1981 and 1984 “identically” according to the plans of Louis Arretche, who had decided to reduce the number of arches from nine to seven, allowing the look of the old bridge to be preserved while realigning the new structure with the Pont Neuf. On 27 June 1984, the newly reconstructed bridge was inaugurated by Jacques Chirac, then the mayor of Paris. In 2008 tourists had taken to leaving “Love lockets” on the bridge, A padlock with two names engraved into the metal, a sign of eternal Love.
Sway’s – [Aroa] – Outdoor Clock LI:9 – [size altered reflecting in the LI.]
Today is my blog Birthday! Its been 6 years and I am still trying to improve, There have been times that I wanted to just stop but I started blogging for a reason, I got very sick with sepsis and had stroke two weeks later leaving my memory in chaos.. I did some freelance blogs and I enjoyed it although previous to me blogging I had to learn read and wright again. Blogging has helped me in so many ways, its basically all I do, my mobility is bad and I have been housebound for a number of years so I am one of those people that needs SL and its not for friends or even for a partner but is because I love what I do, Its a hobby. Anyhoo, now thats over get reading below ♥ Be safe and Enjoy ♥