Monday, 2 February 2009
Bridges Between: two for the price of one
These bridges are in Uzerche, on the western edge of the Massif Central. The lower of these two bridges is Pont Turgot, built in 1755 to cross the river Vézère. Uzerche was, at the time, at an important strategic point, on the north-south route. The bridge still is the main approach to the town. In the late 18th century, the arrival of rail meant that all sorts of viaducts were built, and have since become redundant. Many, like the upper bridge pictured here, have been converted into footpaths.