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Under MAJOR repairs! Come back LATER.

Based on the signage behind the fencing, this is being “disassembled” so it can be reconstructed... read more

Reviewed September 1, 2019
nmhiker2015
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Las Cruces, New Mexico
Well worth a look.

This is an attractive and interesting bridge, and somehow the passage of huge modern barges... read more

Reviewed June 15, 2018
johnhouston2
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Knaresborough, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 4, 2019

I’ve seen a few pictures of this beautiful Gothic bridge and was rather looking forward to seeing this landmark of Tournai. I get there, what the deuce!? There’s current construction working going on to widen the central arch. The bridge is no more. Only the...More

Date of experience: September 2019
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Reviewed September 1, 2019

Based on the signage behind the fencing, this is being “disassembled” so it can be reconstructed better. The central portion of the bridge appears to have been demolished to remove the more modern construction that was done to repair the bridge after it was blown...More

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed August 5, 2019

Tournai has butchered this historical structure, a shameful disregard of it's heritage. Won't be visiting ever again.

Date of experience: August 2019
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Reviewed June 15, 2018

This is an attractive and interesting bridge, and somehow the passage of huge modern barges underneath its ancient central arch somehow adds poignancy to the longevity of the structure. It is undoubtedly one of the historic highlights of Tournai and, as such, I share the...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed October 24, 2017

How many structures do we now erect that will last hundreds of years? Not many. I walked much of this canal looking for the other bridges noted on a landmark, but this was the only one I could find that remained. Still, it is amazing...More

Date of experience: August 2017
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Reviewed March 30, 2017

This is a great old bridge. I missed a description. It was a bit disappointing that you could not walk over the bridge, although stairs were present to make that possible. Maybe it opens only in April, or maybe they want to preserve the bridge...More

Date of experience: March 2017
Thank RHAHJ
Reviewed August 14, 2016

Well kept very old bridge, apparently from the Middle Ages. You unfortunately can't walk on it so it's in the end only a good stop for some pictures.

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank Olivier R
Reviewed August 6, 2016

This bridge with 2 towers was once part of the city defence system, liking the 2 parts across the river. The oldest tower dates from 1281, the other from 1302 when presumably also the bridge was build. The middle arch was destroyed by a German...More

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Nice to see the historic side of tournai a plesant stroll down the canal with plenty of modern day traffic. The downside for was me they dont make a bigger fuss there was no information, no guide its just sort of there to look at...More

Date of experience: June 2016
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Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

This medieval gate is a site to see but unfortunately you can only view from the outside and as you're walking through; the stairs were locked and closed off when we visited. Having said that, the river area is spectacular in the evening and great...More

Date of experience: April 2016
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