Crossing the River Seine on a cold, bright day.  The single span of Passerelle Léopold Sédar Senghor is an elegant steel structure with hardwood decking.  The two level bridge gives an impression of lightness, though each of six main structural elements weighs 150 tonnes.



The main structure of the bridge was made in the Eiffel steelworks in the Alsace.  Clearly the steelworks of choice for major public projects in Paris, the Eiffel works also made the structure for Passerelle Simone de Beauvoir and another famous monument.