Get Travalour for free on Google Play

Bridges to explore in Normandy

Normandy

Northwesternmost of the 18 regions of France. Normandy's name comes from the settlement of the territory by mainly Danish and Norwegian Vikings ("Northmen") from the 9th century.

Pont Gustave-Flaubert
Pont Gustave-Flaubert76100 Rouen, France

This vertical lift bridge across the Seine in Normandy is 56 metres tall and 55 metres long. Its deck is lifted straight up by a butterfly-shaped pulley system so tall ships can pass through. It takes 12 minutes to raise the section. It is the highest drawbridge in the world. The length of the pulling part of the bridge is 116 meters, and its general extent is much greater and reaches 670 meters. The unique design features enable the traffic of ships of various sizes.

Map of Bridges to explore in Normandy