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Statue of the bridge of the Alma

Statue of the bridge of the Alma

Credit : Greudin

After the completion of the construction of the bridge, Napoleon III decided that four servicemen in holding symbolizing the various weapons having participated in the battle of the Alma would be placed on the piles of the work. Georges Diebot was indicated to represent, upstream side, the faces of the Grenadier and the Zouave and Auguste Arnaud, the side approval, those of the Artilleryman and the Hunter on foot. Only the statue of the Zouave returned famous by the floods of 1910 and well known of the Parisians, was ready preserved in position during the complete reconstruction of the bridge.

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Pont de l'Alma
75007 Paris
Lat : 48.863303Lng : 2.30184
0 m