|Location - The
TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, ROUEN, Northern
France. - (Pont a Transbordeur). A very rare type of suspension
bridge with only about 24 ever having been built in the world, about
half which are still in existence. 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.
1908 as postmark
Size in mm (approx) - 140
Publisher - C.V. (éditeur rattaché aux
"Imprimerie Réunis de Nancy")
Card No. 269
5c. green stamp of 'Ceres' (the sower) stuck to the front.
Postmarked "ROUEN - RUE VERTE 30 8 08
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.