Viaduc ferroviaire de Caronte

Historic site and monument Engineering structure Bridge
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Presentation

This art work built on the Marseille Miramas railway line was commissioned in October 1915 at the opening of the line.
With a length of 943 m, it crosses the Caronte canal located between the pond of Berre and the Mediterranean Sea.
Dynamite in August 1944 by the Germans, it is rebuilt almost identically between 1952 and 1954.

By opening, the bridge releases a navigable channel 43 m wide. When closed, the movable span is 23 m high allowing the passage of large boats.
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  • Services :
    • Pets welcome
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  • Environments :
    • Close to pleasure port
    • Town location
    • Close to GR footpath
  • Price :
    • Free
  • Period :
    • 20th C
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Viaduc ferroviaire de Caronte
Boulevard Maritime
Ferrières (Boulevard Maritime) / Jonquières (route
13500
Martigues
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Phone : 04 42 10 82 90
Phone : 04 42 10 82 95
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Viaduc ferroviaire de Caronte
Boulevard Maritime
Ferrières (Boulevard Maritime) / Jonquières (route
13500
Martigues
GPS coordinates
Latitude : 43.401618
Longitude : 5.024861

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