- The TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, ROUEN,
- (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
- 1913 as postmark|
|Size in mm
(approx) - 140 x 88|
- £ 2.50 POST FREE in U.K.*|
E.L.D - Ernest Le Deley - one of the most sought after
photographer/Publishers in France - (Worked from 1900~1930)|
|Publisher's Card No.
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.|
- 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