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The 19th Century Pont Alexandre III is considered by many people as the most beautiful bridge in Paris. It is an arch bridge that spans the Seine River. It connects the Champs-Élysées quarter and the Invalides and Eiffel Tower quarter. It is regarded as one of the most ornate and amazing bridges in Paris. Pont Alexander is one of the most ornate and most beautiful bridges that you can see over the River of Seine. There is no doubt in my mind that it is one of the most opulently decorated bridges in the world.
On each side of the bridge are 4 granite columns that are topped with gilded statues. The Pont Alexandre III is aligned with the Esplanade des Invalides and it connects the Petit and Grand Palais on the Right Bank. You can see the Hôtel des Invalides on the left portion of the bank. There were several architects who planned the construction of the bridge and those people were Alby and Résal. They built the bridge in 1896-1900. The bridge is only 6 meters in height. It has a long single span of 107 meters and the width of the bridge is about 40 meters. There are wonderful ornaments with sculptures of angels and nymphs surrounding the bridge.
The Grand and Petiti Palais is connected with the Hôtel des Invalides through the Pont Alexandre III Bridge.