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HD photos of Pont d'Iena bridge in Paris France - Page 1



The Pont d'Iena Bridge in Paris France is the bridge that crosses the River Seine in front of the world famous tourist attraction the Eiffel Tower, but it also leads to the Palais Chaillot and its gardens called the Jardins Trocadero, and as you can see from these high definition photos we took, it is a busy intersection for pedestrians and vehicles.
High definition photo showing the Pont d'Iena in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris

Pont d'Iena And The Eiffel Tower


This is a photo we took from the esplanade of the Palais de Chaillot looking down towards the Pont d'Iena that goes over the River Seine from the Trocadero Gardens to the Champ de Mars, and although it was originally designed much narrower at only 14 metres wide, with the growing needs of the city and the amount of traffic plus pedestrians, the bridge had to be widened, and a decree in 1914 confirmed the ideas of widening this bridge, however, this was not implemented until 1937, and the Pont d'Iena bridge you can see in this image is now 35 metres wide.


Picture of Pont d'Iena over the River Seine

Pont d'Iena And The River Seine


Looking along the River Seine with the most famous landmark in Paris looming up against a blue sky on a nice day, you can also see the Pont d'Iena bridge, which goes over the river from the Eiffel Tower to the Trocadero Gardens, yet after the fall of the Empire the bridge was renamed the Pont des Invalides, but after the French Revolution, in 1830 it returned to its original name of the Pont d'Iena that Napoleon Bonaparte had original chosen.


HD photo of the Pont d'Iena South West corner connecting to Port de Suffren

Pont d'Iena Connecting To Port de Suffren


This is a photo we took showing the South West corner of the Pont d'Iena brdige just as one of the sightseeing cruise boats from the Vedettes de Paris fleet was going underneath, yet also in this picture you will see two of the four equestrian statues that are located on either side and either end of this bridge, which was originally meant to be made of cast iron like the Pont des Arts, but by a formal decree in 1808, stonework was then decided upon, even though the foundations were already underway.


Photo showing the Pont d'Iena South East corner with its Gallic Warrior statue

Pont d'Iena South East Corner


This is a photo we took showing the equestrian statue of a Gallic Warrior, which was sculpted in 1849 by the artist Antoine Augustin Preaulte who was a French sculptor sometimes known as just Auguste Preault, and this is one of the four statues located at the points of the Pont d'Iena bridge over the River Seine, which were put in place in 1853, and if you look carefully at this image, you can just make out another statue that is located on the opposite side and bank.


High definition picture of Pont d'Iena South side from the quay Port de Suffren

Pont d'Iena South Side From Port de Suffren


The Pont d'Iena is also known in English as the Jena Bridge, and although it is no where near as ornate or well known as some of the other bridges in Paris, it is located in a prominent position over the River Seine between the Eiffel Tower and the Palais de Chaillot, and this is a photo we took while standing on the quay called the Port de Suffren, which as you can tell is to the left of the Pont d'Iena and it is also close to where one of the sightseeing cruises dock.


Photo of Pont d'Iena South end along Quai Branly

Pont d'Iena South End Along Quai Branly


This is a photo we took of the South end of the Pont d'Iena Bridge with one of the four equestrian statues showing, which is called the Guerrier Romain, or Roman Warrior, that was sculpted by Louis Joseph Daumas and put in place in 1853, and to get your bearings, we were standing on the right bank of the River Seine looking towards the carrousel located by the promenade of the Quai Branly and the Eiffel Tower would be to your left and the Trocadero to your right.


Photograph of Pont d'Iena Roman Warrior statue

Pont d'Iena Roman Warrior Statue


This is a close up HD photo we took of an equestrian statue that is located on the right bank, or South end of the Pont d'Iena bridge over the River Seine, and this was sculpted by Louis Joseph Daumas that depicts a Roman Warrior, in French called the Guerrier Romain, which was put in place in 1853 along with three other statues of different warriors that were all produced by different artists, and these stand on tall stone bases at each of the points of the bridge.


Picture of Greek Warrior statue on the Pont d'Iena

Greek Warrior Statue On Pont d'Iena


Located on North side, or the left bank of the River Seine at one of the starting points of the Pont d'Iena bridge, you will be able to see two of the equestrian statues, and this is a photo we took of the equestrian statue called the Greek warrior, which was sculpted in 1849 by Francois Devault, and put in place on the bridge in 1853, along with the other three Warrior statues at each of its points.


HD picture showing the Pont d'Iena North side viewed from the quay Port de la Bourdonnais

Pont d'Iena North Side


Here you can see a photo of the Pont d'Iena bridge looking over towards the Palais de Chaillot that we took while standing on the quay called the Port de la Bourdonnais, which is where some of the River Seine cruise companies along with the Batobus have their docks, and although the work for the bridge was originally entrusted to Jacques Dillon, after his death it was passed to the engineer and architect Francois Laurent Lamande.


Photo of Pont d'Iena underside construction

Pont d'Iena Underside Construction


When you are walking along the banks of the River Seine you can often walk right underneath some of the bridges, and this is a photo we took looking at the underside of the Pont d'Iena towards the opposite bank, and in this image you can see the re-inforced concrete piers with the arches, along with the metal girders above that were all put in place in 1937 when the bridge was widened to its current size, but seeing it from this angle felt strange thinking that so many boats and barges travel under this daily.


South side view of Pont d'Iena

South Side Of Pont d'Iena


It was Napoleon Bonaparte I that first had the idea of getting a bridge constructed across the River Seine on the axis of the Champ de Mars and it was either going to have this name or the Pont d'Ecole Militaire, however, after a battle was won at Jena, it was decided that the bridge was to be named the Pont d'Iena in recognition of this victory in 1806, which is the one you can see in this photo, and if you look carefully at the image, you may be able to just about make out the imperial eagles located in between the arch spans.


View looking from the South end of Pont d'Iena towards the Palais de Chaillot

View Looking Over Pont d'Iena


We took this photo while standing at the South end of the bridge looking straight over the Pont d'Iena towards the Palais de Chaillot, that is located above the Jardins du Trocadero on the left bank of the River Seine, and after having been widened and reinforced back in 1937 for the Universal Exhibition in Paris, as you can tell from this photo, it is a lovely wide roadway and the paths either side are over 6 metres each, but apart from the statues, two of which you may be able to just make out, the Pont d'Iena is not as fancy as some of the other bridges, but it is in a prominent location right by the Eiffel Tower.


HD photo of the Gallic Warrior, or Guerrier Gaulois statue on the Pont d'Iena

Gallic Warrior Statue On Pont d'Iena


This is another close up photo we took of one of the equestrian statues, which are located on the Pont d'Iena bridge, and this particular one is called the Gallic Warrior, or Guerrier Gaulois in French, which was sculpted in 1849 by the French sculptor Antoine Augustin Preaulte who was sometimes known as just Auguste Preault, and it is situated on the right bank, or South side of the River Seine.


This picture shows the North end of the Pont d'Iena connecting to Port Debilly along the River Seine

North End Of Pont d'Iena


This is a photo we took showing part of the Pont d'Iena bridge on the left bank of the River Seine, North side, and in this image you can see there two equestrian statues and the one to the right of the picture is of the Arab Warrior that was sculpted by Jean-Jacques Feuchere and to the left is the Greek Warrior that was produced by Francois Devault, and both of these were first put in place in 1853 after the Imperial Eagles on the bridge had been replaced, yet were moved to their current positions when the Pont d'Iena was widened.


View of Pont d'Iena South side from Port Debilly

Pont d'Iena South Side From Port Debilly


From the bank of the River Seine we took this photo of the Pont d'Iena looking towards the Eiffel Tower, and if you look closely you can see the Imperial Eagles on the tympana above the piers in between the arches of the bridge, and although these were originally designed by Francois-Frederic Lemot and sculpted by Jean-Francois Mouret, the eagles were removed after Napoleon was defeated and were only redone in 1852 by the sculptor Antoine-Louis Barye.


HD photo of Pont d'Iena at dusk

Pont d'Iena At Dusk


At dusk just as the Eiffel Tower lights had been turned on we took this high definition photograph, which also shows the people and traffic crossing the Pont d'Iena bridge over the River Seine, and if you look very closely you will see four stone blocks on the points of the bridge, which in fact are the bases for four equestrian statues of warriors, and these statues were repositioned to where they are now when the bridge was widened back in 1937 in readiness for the World Fair in Paris when the Palais de Chaillot was opened, which is where we were standing when we took this picture.


View of the Pont d'Iena from in front of the Eiffel Tower

Pont d'Iena Viewed From The Eiffel Tower


Here you can see the Pont d'Iena bridge over the River Seine as we were standing on the side of the Eiffel Tower looking towards the Palais de Chaillot, and as you can see there are two statues, which are designed to represent different warriors, and these equestrian statues were put in place on the Pont d'Iena in 1853 when the bridge was put back to how it was originally a few years after the remains of Napoleon Bonaparte I were brought back to Paris.


Photo showing the Pont d'Iena North side viewed from the Promenade Quai Branly

Pont d'Iena Viewed From Promenade Quai Branly


Work first started on this stone bridge over the River Seine back in 1808 and named the Pont d'Iena, as you can tell from this photo we took, it consists of five arches with four intermediate piers, and because construction was started during the reign of Napoleon Bonaparte I, there were sculptures of the Imperial Eagles added above the piers, but after the fall of the Empire in 1815 it was only saved from destruction by King Louis XVII even though the eagles were removed, and these were only put back in place 1852.





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Pont d'Iena
Quai Branly
75007
Paris
Ile de France
France

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