George V Bridge, Orléans

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George V Bridge, Orléans

Pont George-V
Orléans pont George V 1.jpg
Coordinates 47°53′48″N 1°54′15″E / 47.8967°N 1.9042°E / 47.8967; 1.9042Coordinates: 47°53′48″N 1°54′15″E / 47.8967°N 1.9042°E / 47.8967; 1.9042
CarriesMotor Vehicles, tram
CrossesLoire
LocaleOrleans
Characteristics
DesignArch Bridge
Materialstone
Total length325m
Width15.20m
Longest span32.5m
History
ArchitectJean Hupeau
DesignerJean Cadet Limay
Engineering design byJohn Pint John Rondel, Robert Soyer
Construction start1751
Construction end1763

The George V Bridge is a road and tram bridge that crosses the Loire in Orléans, France. It is an arched masonry bridge spanning a distance of 325 m. Designed by Jean Hupeau, it was built between 1751 and 1760, at the request of Daniel-Charles Trudaine, administrator and civil engineer. It was renamed in honour of King George V after the World War II out of respect of Britain's role in the war.

Coordinates: 47°53′48″N 1°54′15″E / 47.89667°N 1.90417°E / 47.89667; 1.90417