Faidherbe Bridge is a road bridge over the Senegal River which links the island of the city of Saint-Louis in Senegal to the African mainland. The metal bridge is 507.35 m long and 10.5 m wide.
Transferred to Saint-Louis in 1897, the Pont Faidherbe is the city’s most significant landmark. The metal arches of this bridge linking Saint-Louis to the mainland were designed by Gustav Eiffel and originally built to cross the Danube. You’ll cross its steel planks when driving into town.
Another name: Faidherbe Bridge
Beginning of works: 1894
Completion: 14 July 1897
Structure: Swing bridge
Function / usage:
Crosses bridge : Senegal River
This stunning and unique 511 m bridge is now UNESCO World Heritage-listed, and comprises 7 steel spans, including one which swings to allow ships to pass.
After upgrading work by Eiffage Senegal and Eiffage Metal, the structure has regained its original prestige. Reinforcing the bridge’s pillars and reproducing its steel frame identically were a real challenge.