Passerelle du Palais-de-Justice

Passerelle du Palais-de-Justice

Passerelle du Palais-de-Justice
4.5
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Monday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Tuesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Wednesday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Thursday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Friday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Saturday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Sunday
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Neighborhood: Vieux Lyon - Quarantaine
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  • Vieux Lyon - Cathédrale St.Jean • 5 min walk
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Dimitris L
Sydney, Australia49,858 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2019
Passerelle du Palais de Justice is a lovely footbridge connecting the two banks of the Saone River, in front of the Palais de Justice. The footbridge was first constructed in the early 17th century but it was damaged or destroyed many times since then and subsequently rebuilt just as many times. The present footbridge wa built in the 1980s.
Written August 11, 2020
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The Weak Knee Traveler
Singapore, Singapore12,841 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Solo
This footbridge stood out amongst the other bridges due to its colour and design. The views on both side of the bridge are nice as well. Great spot for photos.
Written December 28, 2020
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investigator64
Ivanovo, Russia42,407 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Lyons are interesting guys... I wouldn’t have guessed to name the street on which the “heart” of the city’s judicial power is located, Rue du Palais de Justice (just a street, just the Palace of Justice). Well, why bother? Although France, it must be admitted, in its centuries-old history was very rich in brilliant lawyers.
And, I believe, it would be quite logical to name the street on which the Lyon Palace of Justice stands in honor of Bernard III de Castanet, or Achille de Harlay, or Martial Gernon de Ranville, or Jean-Baptiste Coffinal-Dubay, or, at worst end, Philippe Anspach... But what is attractive is that the Rue du Palais de Justice on the western bank of the Saône connects with the “confluence point” of the Quai des Célestins (Quaie des Célestins) and Quai Saint-Antoine (Quai Saint-Antoine) on the opposite bank is very interesting from an engineering point of view, the bridge structure is original in its “name” - Passerelle du Palais de Justice.
Or in the “language of native aspens” - “Gate to the Palace of Justice”... Guys, this is the most unique “gate” in my travel practice!!! This pedestrian cable-stayed bridge with its unique pylon impressed 100%... It seems that the dimensions are quite modest: the length is 136 meters, the width is only four, but the suspended structure that seems to be “hovering” above the river flow is SOMETHING, my dears! !!
Take the word of an old travel lover. The history of the building goes back hundreds of years. Pundits believe that the first river crossing arose here in the first half of the 17th century (although I would not be surprised if the first ponte was more ancient). Whether it was stone or wooden - I did not find such information, but if you remember the Lyon Pont du Change, which “sank into oblivion” on the same Saône, which was built back in the 11th century from stone quarried on the hills of Fourvière and Croix - Rousset, then I fully admit that the forerunner of the Passerelle du Palais de Justice could have been made of the same material. But these are just my assumptions, mon cher lecteur.
In 1778 it fell into disrepair and was destroyed. A couple of years later, someone’s bright mind decided to build a pontoon or floating bridge here - a crossing that was based on twelve barges, pontoons, or simply large boats. You understand - the structure is very temporary and is more suitable for quickly crossing a water barrier, especially in wartime.
And floods with ice drifts are simply a scourge for this type of structure. It’s no wonder that in less than two decades of its existence it was washed away and destroyed quite regularly. By the way, the “name” of the bridge was somehow “floating”: Flying or Flip (Pont Volant), Wooden (Pont de Bois), Bridge of the Celestines (Pont des Célestins)... Finally, in 1797, a wooden bridge was built here a static crossing, one of the previous names has been preserved - the Flying Bridge (Pont Volant), although another name is also found - the New Bridge (Pont Neuf).
This structure was also not particularly lucky: either fires or floods... As a result, in 1833, a pedestrian bridge was built to serve the Palace of Justice, which was named by its current “name”. The latter was damaged several times, but survived safely until 1968. In the mentioned year, on the initiative of the navigation structures responsible for navigation on the Sona, this bridge, along with the Money Changers Bridge, was demolished...
And instead of these two interesting structures, the rather faceless Pont Maréchal-Juin was erected. But then the people grumbled - the Lyon residents demanded that their beloved “pedestrian” be returned to the city. And the miracle happened!!! In June 1983, a new pedestrian bridge was opened, the author of which is called the architect Gilbert Lamboley, about whom I, alas, could not find anything. The span of this bridge is suspended by cables mounted on a single inverted Y-shaped mast, anchored on the left bank of the Saône - painted bright red and visible from afar. Do not miss!!!
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Written June 3, 2024
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YB1972
Geneva, Switzerland26,202 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Friends
I regularly pass this footbridge during my trips to Lyon. Indeed, very well placed between the Presqu'île and Vieux Lyon, it allows you to cross the Saône from the Palais de Justice and reach the Saint-Antoine market. A footbridge suspended by a single supporting mast, it is unstable, which is its charm.
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Written September 26, 2023
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Talant2007
Moscow, Russia24,336 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Solo
The first bridge in this place was built back in 1638, but collapsed by 1778. Then a wooden bridge was built in 1797 and destroyed in 1833. Next, a pedestrian bridge was built in 1833-1834, which stood until 1968. The current bridge has existed since 1983.
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Written October 6, 2023
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Martin B
Rosario, Argentina1,801 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2023 • Friends
One of the many European bridges destroyed by the Germans and rebuilt on different occasions. Today it is an arch-shaped pedestrian walkway with hanging pillars. Central area of Lyon that must be visited and this is one of the walkways to cross the Saône River.
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Written June 8, 2024
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