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Impressive

Fantastic bridge impressive structure with excellent views of the port and city. Walked as well as... read more

Reviewed 13 August 2018
catherinerose65
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Letterkenny, Ireland
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Iconic Bridge

This huge draw bridge is the iconic structure in Brest. Auto traffic, trams, and pedestrians share... read more

Reviewed 28 June 2017
ROCruiser
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California
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Reviewed 13 August 2018 via mobile

Fantastic bridge impressive structure with excellent views of the port and city. Walked as well as drove over it (keep an eye out for the tram coming behind you)

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank catherinerose65
Reviewed 30 July 2018

As Brest is built on two hills, it has a lot of vantage points to look out in different directions, towards the commercial port, Brest’s roadstead (‘rade de Brest’), the marina, the castle (now Maritime Museum) and the Tanguy tower, the arsenal, the River Penfeld...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 28 April 2018

This drawbridge is Brest's best known site. Built in 1954 it was the largest vertical ift bridge until 2008.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank arvidpcfl
Reviewed 28 June 2017

This huge draw bridge is the iconic structure in Brest. Auto traffic, trams, and pedestrians share the bridge regularly. It's right connected to Siam Street, the main shopping street in Brest. You can easily cross the bridge from near the castle to Tanguy Tower on...More

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ROCruiser
Reviewed 21 May 2017

Yes, I know it is just a bridge and that it is not the oldest, or biggest or prettiest in Brittany, let alone in France or but it is the largest lift bridge in Europe, having said which its existing height causes one to wonder...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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