Crossing the 108m high Pont Du Châtelet

Pont Du Châtelet is the name of a narrow stone bridge located in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France. It’s one of the most spectacular bridges in the world.

Pont Du Châtelet

Tucked away on the southeastern part of the country, near the Italian border, the arch bridge carries Route de Fouillouse, a 3.3km (2.05 miles) long road running from the paved D25 road to Fouillouse. The Châtelet bridge is part of the only vehicle access to the hamlet of Fouillouse.

Located within the Ubaye valley, the bridge is 28.36m (93.05ft) long and 3m wide and spans the Ubaye river at a height of 108m (354ft). The bridge was built from 1880 to 1882 and in 1888 it was officially opened to traffic. In 1944, part of the causeway of the bridge was destroyed by a mine, but the arch resisted perfectly.
Bridge suggested by: Dirk Sembritzki
Pic: D. S.