HD photos of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz bridge in Paris
This particular bridge over the River Seine was designed at the start of the 1900s, and is purely used by the Paris metro system travelling between the 13th and 12th Arrondissement and connects above street level to the Gare de Austerlitz train station, hence why it is called the Viaduc d'Austerlitz.
High definition photograph of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz metro bridge over the River Seine
A feat of engineering when the Viaduc d'Austerlitz was constructed at the start of the 1900s, this steel viaduct provides a metro link from the Gare d'Austerlitz train station connecting this to two other main train stations in Paris called the Gare de l'Est and Gare du Nord.
View of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz steel frame connecting to the right bank of the River Seine
We were looking over the River Seine from the left bank over towards the 12th Arrondissement of Paris near to Bercy where the Viaduc d'Austerlitz meets the right bank and then sweeps round heading towards the Quai de la Rapee.
Photo showing the south side of Viaduc d'Austerlitz as it spans the River Seine in Paris
In this image you can see the Austerlitz Viaduct south side with one of the Metro trains going over the River Seine on this section of the railway line that stops near tourist attractions such as the Canal Saint Martin and the Jardin des Plantes that would be to the left of this picture.
HD photo showing one of the large stone abutments with its reliefs on the Viaduc d'Austerlitz
This is a close up photograph we took of one of the large stone abutments with its moulding or reliefs, that are located on both sides and both banks of the River Seine supporting the Austerlitz Viaduct, which is purely a railway bridge in Paris.
This picture shows some of the ornate mouldings found on the steel frame of Viaduc d'Austerlitz
This is a photo we took showing the ornate detailing located on the arches and railings of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz, where you can see marine style reliefs that were produced by the architect Jean-Camille Formige, and although virtually all of it is hidden from view in this image, there is also the coat of arms of Paris in the centre of the circle by the fish.
Here you can see part of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz crossing over the Quai d'Austerlitz road
Here you can see the section of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz that goes from the train station crossing over Quai d'Austerlitz to the large stone abutments next to the River Seine, and if you look very carefully at the image, you can see the metal arc that goes across the water supporting the railway line deck.
View along the underneath side of Viaduc d'Austerlitz
We had just come out of the Metro exit at the Gare d'Austerlitz train station on the left bank of the River Seine when we took this photo looking along the underneath side of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz, which has stood the test of time with no changes since 1936 when it was consolidated to allow for more load.
Photograph showing the Viaduc d'Austerlitz connecting to the Gare d'Austerlitz train station
Here you can see a picture we took showing the underneath side of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz, which is a railway viaduct that serves the Metro line 5 and goes to the Gare d'Austerlitz train station, which is the building you can also see in this image.
Close up photo of Viaduc d'Austerlitz arched brick detail on its underneath side
This is another close up photo we took, which shows the arched brick detail of a small section of the underneath side of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz railway viaduct.
Close up picture showing one of the support columns on the Viaduc d'Austerlitz
This is a close up photo we took showing one of the columns that has some writing on it, which we believe is the company workshop that produced the supports for the deck of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz.
View of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz south side with the River Seine taken from Quai d'Austerlitz
While standing on the Quai d'Austerlitz we took this photo of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz, which was designed by the engineer Louis Biette and spanning approximately 140 metres over the River seine, only the Pont Charles de Gaulle bridge in Paris has a longer single span.
This view of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz shows the north side with the River Seine also taken from Quai d'Austerlitz
In this photo of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz North side, you can see the single suspended deck and the arch above, all constructed in steel, and this was the longest single span bridge over the River Seine at the time of its construction.
HD photograph showing the central steel arch section on the Viaduc d'Austerlitz in Paris
Having a romantic stroll or relaxing at the waters edge while enjoying the views, is something most people enjoy doing when in the city, and this is a photo we took of people doing just that while looking downstream at the unusual Austerlitz Viaduct and the Pont d'Austerlitz bridge located a short distance away.
View of the Viaduc d'Austerlitz with high rise buildings from the 12th Arrondissement
As you can tell from this photo we took looking at the Austerlitz Viaduct going over the River Seine to the 12th Arrondissement of Paris, which is a far more modern area with its high rises, which seems to fit in nicely with this railway bridge, even though this bridge is far older than any of those buildings.
This view shows the section of Viaduc d'Austerlitz that crosses over the road to the metro station
Once known as the Gare d'Orleans when it was constructed in the 1840s, the train station is now called the Gare d'Austleritz and serves the metro as well, and in this photograph you can see the end the Austerlitz Viaduct connecting to the Metro station which is to the left of the image.
Photograph of the Austerlitz metro bridge in Paris
Although this picture makes the Viaduct Austerlitz rail bridge look very modern jutting up behind the trees, it is in fact over 100 years old, and today carries passengers on the Metro from Bobigny by the Parc de la Villette over to the Place d'Italie on the opposite side of Paris.