Gustave Flaubert Bridge

  • photo of Gustave Flaubert Bridge
  • photo of Gustave Flaubert Bridge
  • photo of Gustave Flaubert Bridge
  • photo of Gustave Flaubert Bridge
Original namePont Gustave-Flaubert
LocationRouen, Upper Normandy, France
Statusin use
Open2008
FunctionRoad bridge Moveable bridge
DesignBeam bridge
Length670 m
Height86 m
Longest span100 m
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Gustave-Flaubert is a vertical lift bridge that crosses the Seine River in the city of Rouen, France. Construction of the bridge began in 2004, and in 2007 the bridge was opened. The bridge is named after the famous writer Gustave Flaubert who was born in the city. The bridge is 86 meters high which makes it the highest lift bridge in the world. It opens when the large boats coming in to town, this happens about 30 times a year.