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Location - TRANSPORTER BRIDGE - Bordeaux - The completion of one leg of the Transporter Bridge (Pont Transbordeur) over the River Garonne. This appears to be something of a special day with crowds of people, most apparently looking out over the water. There is a large horse drawn cart at lower right with two men in rather agitated poses - what goes on? Work on this bridge commenced in 1910, and should have been completed by 1912/13, but WW1 arrived and work had to be stopped. After the war, money, labour, and steel were in short supply, and the bridge was never completed - only the two towers were built. The towers were dismantled in mid 1942 to prevent the advancing German Army from utilizing them.
Date - between 1911 and 1914
Size in mm (approx) - 140 x 88
Publisher - L.L. - The great and much sought after Photographic company - Lvy Fils & Cie, Paris
Publisher's Card No. 174
Un-used:
Condition - With some wear to the corners, particularly the top right, but the card is otherwise in excellent condition. 
Further Information - This appears to be a rare card of the Bridge that never was. Only the massive concrete plinths remain today.


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