Transporter Bridge

avenue Jacques Demy 17300 Rochefort
avenue Jacques Demy 17300 Rochefort
Built by Ferdinand Arnodin in 1900, the Transporter Bridge is towering 50 above the Charente. Indeed, the bridge has facilitated the crossing of the river without bothering the river navigation between the Dockyard, the port and the estuary until 1967.
The arch of the great site of the Charente Estuary and Rochefort Dockyard, is a masterpiece of metal architecture and the last structure of its kind in France.

Its gondola suspended above the water allows pedestrians and cyclists to cross from Rochefort to Echillais. Spotted on the list of historic monuments, the Transporter Bridge of Martrou and the other seven bridges throughout the world are aiming UNESCO World Heritage sites' list.
The Transporter Bridge is open from the 30th of March to the 3rd of November 2024.
Discover its history at the free visitor centre (called "Maison du Transbordeur") on the bank of Echillais.

Ticket offices at the boarding of the bridge on Rochefort side and at the visitor centre "Maison du Transbordeur" side Echillais.
Crossing every 10 to 15 minutes subject to good technical and weather conditions. The final crossing will be 15 minutes before its closing time.
This establishment is Accueil Vélo and offers specific services for cyclists.

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