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February 5, 2019

France: Pont de Térénez

Pont de Térénez

Departement Road 791 from Quimper to Camaret-sur-Mer crosses over the Aulne River via the Pont de Térénez. A bridge at this place was originally constructed between 1913 and 1925. This bridge was destroyed in World War II either by an allied bombing raid or by the retreating German’s demolition crew. In 1951 the bridge was repaired. But by 1992 it was found that the bridge had contracted a terminal case of “concrete cancer”. Ultimately it was determined that the disease was fatal and a replacement span was needed. Thus in 2007 the construction of a new bridge was initiated. (more…)

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