The Alexandre III bridge crossing the Seine between the 7th and the 8th arrondissement of Paris, few minutes walk from the Hotel de Latour Maubourg Paris. Classified as historical monuments, he was offered to France by the Tsar Alexander III of Russia to mark the Franco-Russian Alliance.
This bridge is the subject of a classification as historical monuments since April 29, 1975.
It was intended to symbolize Franco-Russian friendship, established by the signing of the alliance between Tsar Alexander III of Russia (1845-1894) and President of the French Republic, Sadi Carnot (1837-1894) and was inaugurated for the Paris Exposition in 1900.
Built in the axis of the Esplanade des Invalides, he led it to the Petit and Grand Palais also built for the Universal Exhibition. Its construction was entrusted to engineers and Résal Jean Amédée Alby and the architects Cassian Bernard and Gaston Cousin.
The first stone was laid by Tsar Nicolas II of Russia in 1896 (son of Alexander III) and was inaugurated in 1900 at the Universal Exhibition. In the column, right bank downstream, was engraved the inscription: “On April 14, 1900, Émile Loubet President of the French Republic has opened the Expo and was inaugurated on Pont Alexandre III.
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