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View Pont du Carrousel (Carrousel Bridge) in 360 virtual tour

Sometimes called Pont du Louvre, the Carrousel Bridge is a beautiful bridge in Paris that crosses the Seine River between the Quai Voltaire and Quai des Tuileries. The current bridge was constructed in 1935-1939, a few meters away from its original location to make it more in line with the famous Louvre Museum. After being used for decades, the wooden elements of the Carrousel Bridge were replaced with iron in 1906. However, the bridge was too narrow to accommodate traffic. So it was decided to build a new structure of the bridge a few meters away from the old bridge and with greater headroom on the river. The bridge is adorned with four beautiful stone statues that were sculpted by Louis Petitot. These were moved along with the bridge to the new location. After relocation, the bridge directly links with the entrance to Musee du Louvre or Louvre Museum where the Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel - a triumphal arch stands. Pont du Carrousel is located in close proximity of a number of popular tourist attractions including Institut de France, Musee du Louvre, Marina de Paris, Arc de Triomphe de Carrousel, Pont Royal, Pont des Arts and Musee d’Orsay. Palais Royal – Musee du Louvre is located very close to Pont du Carrousel.