Photographer's Note

The Pont Alexandre III was built at the end of the 19th century as part of a series of projects undertaken for the Universal Exposition of 1900. Construction of the bridge took almost 3 years. The structure was first prefabricated in a factory and later transported and assembled by a large crane.

Even though construction of the bridge only started in May 1897, the first stone was already laid by the Russian Tsar Nicolas II in October 1896. The bridge - which was to symbolize Russian-French friendship - was named after his father, Tsar Alexander III.

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