The Grand Lyon is building a new pedestrian and bicycle bridge over the Rhone.
The bridge will link the 6th arrondissement in Lyon to the Park of Saint Clair at Caluire et Cuire.
On 12 December awaits all bridge interested citizens a highlight of the construction.
The 220 m long and 800 tons steel structure was assembled on the bank of the Rhone and will be put in place.
The bridge will be set onto two pontoons in pulled in its final position.
It is a spectacular and unique event.
Length 220 m
Clear span 157 m
Large 1,5m / 5m / 8,8m
Weight 800 tons
Architect Dietmar Feichtinger Architectes
Competition January 2008
Start of planning April 2009
Start of construction November 2011
Photo: Michael Zimmermann