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This is a single suspension bridge from my historical inventory of suspension bridges. Follow the Inventory link for more information about the inventory.
1839 Basse-Chaîne (Angers)
Angers, France (Maine River)
Bridgemeister ID:993
Structurae ID:0004743
References:AAJ, GHD, HBE, PTS2
Principals:Joseph Chaley
Status:Collapsed, 1850
Main cables:Wire (iron)
Suspended spans:1
Main span:334.66f
Deck width:23.62f
Notes
  • Collapsed under weight of maching troops, April 16, 1850, killing more than 200 soldiers. Collapse precipitated French virtual moratorium on suspension bridge building bringing to a close the prolific era of French wire cable suspension bridges.
Postcard, collection of David Denenberg

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