REFERENCE No:1300
COST: 2.50
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Location - The TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, ROUEN, Northern France. - (Pont a Transbordeur). A very rare type of suspension bridge with only about 23 ever having been built in the world plus one at Bordeaux for which only the towers were built. The Rouen bridge had a span of 142 metres and a height of 67 metres above the River Seine. It was built to the design of Ferdinand Arnodin and was completed in 1898. It continued in use until it was destroyed by the French themselves in WW2 to hinder the the progress of the German Army.
Date - 1913 as postmark
Size in mm (approx) - 140 x 88
Order Reference - 1300
Cost (GBP) - 2.50 POST FREE in U.K.*
Publisher -  E.L.D - Ernest Le Deley - one of the most sought after photographer/Publishers in France - (Worked from 1900~1930)
Publisher's Card No. 2
Used: A 5c. green stamp of 'Ceres' (the sower) stuck to the front - a typical French practice. Postmarked "MAROMME (just north of Rouen) 23 -3 13.
Condition - These postcard are made by sticking a plain card between the front and back printed paper sheets and glueing the three pieces together to make a stiff postcard. Some of them have started to separate over a hundred years or more, and can appear in many conditions of distress. This card has lost its back except for the lower right corner. The front and middle sections remain intact and are still quite stiff. There is a very small stain from a photo mount in top left and lower right corners.
 

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