REFERENCE No:1379
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Location - MARSEILLE - The Transporter Bridge (Pont á Transbordeur) showing the nacelle (module) which moves from one bank to the other across the old port of Marseille. It is moving towards the camera carrying a few passengers. The view is towards the south. The crew cabin is high up on the left side of the module. There is no safety netting above the passengers in this view.
Date - between 1911 and 1914
Size in mm (approx) - 140 x 88
Publisher -  Z.Z. (François) Photograph editor to Mareigny (Saone et Loire)
Publisher's Card No. 72
Un-used:
Condition - With absolutely minimal wear to the corners, the card is in excellent condition.  The back is very lightly printed
Further Information - Built in only 19 months, and put into service across the Old Port of Marseille, this bridge stood until 1944. It was only used until the 1930's, due to lack of finance to upkeep it. The German Army blew it up in 1944 in order to block the port during the Liberation of Marseille, but only one tower fell into the water. The other tower was demolished by the French in 1945.


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