REFERENCE No:1479
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Location - The TRANSPORTER BRIDGE, ROCHEFORT to MARTROU, Charente-Maritime, France. - (Pont 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 Rochefort to Martrou bridge had an overall length of 175 metres crossing the River Charente. It was built to the design of Ferdinand Arnodin and was completed in 1900. It continues in use until today, but only during the summer months. In 1967 its regular use was discontinued in favour of the new Lift Bridge, which in turn was superceded by a new conventional bridge in 1991.
Date - 1962 as postmark
Size in mm (approx) - 140 x 88
Publisher -  Editions du Globe, Paris
Publisher's Card No. 2
Used: A 25c. purple stamp of 'Marianne' . Postmarked "ROCHEFORT - CHARENTE MARITIME 20-8-1962
Condition - Crinkly cut edge - real photo - some corner damage, and typically shows the indent of the postmark if held to the light.


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