The Transporter Bridge, which was constructed in the 1900s by Ferdinand Arnondin, helps pedestrian and bikers cross the River Charente in just 4 minutes. This unique masterpiece, which is 50 metres in height is made of steel and was designed to ease inland navigation. In 1976, this bridge was listed as a historical monument, making it one of the most popular landmarks in Rochefort. It was even featured in a film by Jacques Demy, the Les Demoiselles de Rochefort. The Maison Transbordeur, which is the partner of this bridge, is located right at its foot.
The Pont Transbordeur and the Maison Transbordeur are among the many landmarks in Rochefort that you should not dare miss during your visit to the town. This is because the Pont Transbordeur or the Transporter Bridge is the last of its kind that is still operating in Europe. The Maison Transbordeur or the Transporter House, on the other hand, houses pictures and information about different bridges worldwide.
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