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HD photos of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir pedestrian bridge in Paris



The unusual Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir bridge in Paris was constructed in 2006 purely as a cyclist and pedestrian bridge, but what catches most people's eye is its lenticular truss design, as the bridge has two levels with three different walkways that curve in opposite directions as it crosses over the River Seine, which ends up creating a central lens, or eye section in the middle of the bridge.
High definition photograph of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir pedestrian bridge over the River Seine

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Paris


Here you can see a photo of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir footbridge that we took while standing on the Quai de la Gare by the Nix Nox which is a barge that has been transformed into a modern night club in Paris.


View looking over the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir bridge from Parc de Bercy side

View Over Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir


This photo was taken from the Bercy side of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir pedestrian bridge looking over the River Seine towards the 13th Arrondissement and if you look carefully you can see the Dame de Canton boat to the left, and on the right side of the bridge is the Nix Nox club boat and the Petit Bain concert venue barge.


HD photo of man doing handstand on railings of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir over the River Seine

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Handstand


We just had to take this photo of a daring man providing an impromptu show of skill in the middle of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir footbridge by the eye or lens section, but it is certainly not something we would recommend, as with one wrong move they could quite easily end up in the River Seine.


Photograph showing the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir support pillars along Port de la Gare

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Pillars


While standing on the quay by the River Seine we took this picture looking at the end support section of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir from below, and although it is hard to make out, by the wall, yet partially hidden, you can just make out bit of the lift that the disabled or people with pushchairs can utilise.


High definition photo showing the underneath side of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir bridge

Underneath Side Of Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir


In this photograph you can see the steel work and wooden decking from underneath the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, which was inaugurated in the July of 2006 in the presence of the adopted daughter of the French writer that this bridge in Paris was named after.


Close up photo of Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir steel construction used at its central section

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Steel Construction


This is a close up photo we took showing a part of the steel construction of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir bridge in Paris, which is a part that goes into the eye or lens shape that characterises this footbridge.


View looking over the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir bridge towards Parc de Bercy

Simone De Beauvoir Bridge Towards Parc De Bercy


This image shows us looking over towards the Parc de Bercy, as we were walking along this footbridge, which takes you from the 13th Arrondissement to the 12th Arrondissement, and the steel construction of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir was designed to be seen, even from the original concept that was envisioned by the architect.


Photo of Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir warning signs placed on its wood decking

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Warning Signs


The Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir is a pedestrian bridge over the River Seine and it is a popular place to take a stroll, admire the views or even skateboard or roller skating, however, as you can see in this picture, there is a section where it is forbidden to do any of these activities.


Picture of the wooden walkways on the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir pedestrian bridge

Wooden Walkways Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir


With its wooden sloping walkways and metal railings, the whole design is completely different from any other bridge you will see in Paris, and this is a photograph we took of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir while looking towards the Bibliotheque Francois-Mitterrand National Library.


View of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir curved walkways seen from Port de la Gare

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Curved Walkways


This is a photo we took showing the terrace restaurant of the Lady de Canton Chinese Junk boat, which is located at the Port de la Gare right by the unusual curved walkways of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir pedestrian bridge over the River Seine.


Photo of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir bridge blending in to its surroundings.

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Blending


This picture was taken further down along Port de la Gare looking back towards the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir footbridge, and as you can tell from this photo the bridge not only has an unusual shape but it was also designed not to be seen or intrude on the Paris skyline.


Picture of the wooden walkways around the Eye section on the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir bridge

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Eye Walkways


It was the Mayor of Paris, Bertrand Delanoe, who proposed the name of Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir, in memory of a French writer who had died a few years earlier, which seems more fitting for the contemporary design compared to the original name first proposed.


View from the eye section on the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir looking towards Quai Francois Mauriac

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Eye Section


This is a photo we took showing two different parts of the walkways on the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir footbridge over the River Seine, and the boat moored up that you can also see in this picture is the renovated Chinese Junk called the Dame de Canton, which has a lovely restaurant terrace.


Picture of the steel support pillars traversing the walkways on the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir

Steel Support On Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir


We took this photograph looking along one level of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir pedestrian bridge in Paris, which was designed by the Austrian architect Dietmar Feichtinger, who then went on to design other footbridges including the longest in the world from France to Germany.


The central eye section of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir pedestrian bridge

Eye Section Of Simone De Beauvoir


The unusual design of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir is eye catching, and with a span of 304 metres, the central section known as the eye is in itself 106 metres in length, and as you can tell from this image, the brightly coloured barges moored along the bank have a lovely view of this masterpiece of engineering.


Photo of Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir Walkways with its stainless steel railings

Walkways Railings At Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir


In this image you can see the view from one side of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir looking towards the Parc de Bercy with its many attractions, and to give you an idea of position, the side we were standing on would be nearest to the Pont de Bercy bridge.


Picture taken from the top of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir bridge looking towards Bercy Park

Top Of Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir


The centre section of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir was constructed in one module by the Eiffel Company, that was founded by Gustave Eiffel who designed the most famous landmark in Paris of the Eiffel Tower, and this is where we were standing when we took this photo looking towards Bercy Park.


View of the wide central walkway on the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir footbridge in Paris

Passerelle Simone De Beauvoir Central Walkway


In this high definition picture we was looking towards the Bibliotheque Francois-Mitterrand Library, which is also known as the Bibliotheque National de France, and we were on the upper level of the Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir footbridge, that is classified structurally as a lentricular truss bridge.





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Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir
Quai Francois Mauriac
Quai de Bercy
75013
Paris
Ile de France
France


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