The best way to discover Paris bridges is by walking along the banks of the River Seine. There are about 32 bridges on the river in Paris; Impressionnant! One of the bridge that attract my sight is the Pont Alexandre III, the city’s most opulently decorated bridge.
It is constructed from steel and stone in the Art Nouveau style. The bridge was named after Tsar Alexandre III to commemorate the Franco-Russian Alliance signed in 1892. Even though construction of the bridge only started in May 1897, the first stone was laid by Czar Nicholas II in October 1896, who followed Alexander III to the throne in 1894. The bridge was officially opened to mark the occasion of the Universal Exposition in 1900, although construction had been completed some time before.