Pont de Normandie

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LocationLe havre, Normandie, France
CrossesSeine
Statusin use
Open1995
FunctionRoad bridge
DesignCable-stayed bridge
Length2 143 m
Height215 m
Longest span856 m
See bridge in maps

Pont de Normandie is a cable-stayed road bridge that crosses the river Seine and contect Le Havre to Honfleur in Normandy, in France.
The bridge was designed by Michel Virlogeux. Construction began in 1988 and the bridge was opened in January 1995. When the bridge opened it was the longest cable-stayed bridge in the world a length of 2143 meters and a span of 856 meters. Both records are turned today.
The cable-stayed design was chosen because it was cheaper and more resistant to high winds than a suspension bridge.