One of the most elaborate and extravagant bridges in Paris, Pont Alexandre is a marvel of 19th century design and architecture. Named in honor of Tsar Alexandre III – a Russian emperor who had concluded the Franco-Russian Alliance in 1892; the beautiful bridge was inaugurated on the occasion of Universal Exhibition. The 17 meter high pylons on the extremities of the bridge are adorned with four golden equestrian statues of Pegasus Held by Fame. Regarded as a French Monument Historique, the Alexander III Bridge is a deck arch bridge that spans the river Seine in Paris. The bridge connects the Invalides to the Grand Palais on the left bank and Petit Palais on the right bank. At the base of each of these columns, there are two more statues, France de la Renaissance statue sculpted by Jules Coutan and La France de Louis XIV sculpted by Laurent Marqueste. You’ll also find four lion statues sculpted by Jules Dalou and Georges Gardet – French Sculptors. Pont Alexandre is in close proximity of some of the most visited places in Paris including Tomb of Napoleon Bonaparte I, Jardins des Champs Elysees, Petit Palais, Les Invalides, River Seine, Grand Palais, and Avenue des Champs Elysees.