Transporter Bridge

Construit en 1900 par Ferdinand Arnodin et dominant la Charente de 50m, il a facilité le franchissement du fleuve jusqu'en 1967. Sa nacelle suspendue permet aujourd'hui aux piétons et aux cyclistes de traverser entre Rochefort et Échillais.

€3.00 €2.00 Free with the Pass!

Contact


Avenue Jacques Demy
17300 Rochefort

05 46 83 30 86
https://www.pont-transbordeur.fr

Built in 1900 by Ferdinand Arnodin and dominating the Charente by 50m, it facilitated the crossing of the river without hindering river navigation between the arsenal, the port and the estuary until 1967.
The arch of the Grand Site de l'Estuaire de la Charente - Arsenal de Rochefort is a masterpiece of metal architecture and the last structure of its kind in France.
After four years of extraordinary construction between 2016 and 2020, the Transbordeur Bridge will be open from April to November 2022. Its gondola suspended above the water allows pedestrians and cyclists to cross between Rochefort and Echillais. Classified as a Historical Monument, the Transbordeur Bridge of Martrou and the 7 others spread around the world claim to be registered one day in the World Heritage of UNESCO.
The Transbordeur Bridge will open again on Saturday, April 2, 2022.
Discover its history at the Maison du Transbordeur on the bank of Echillais. Free visit.

Ticket booths at the foot of the bridge on the Rochefort side and at the Maison du Transbordeur in Echillais.
Crossing every 10 to 15 minutes subject to good technical and weather conditions. The last crossing will take place 15 minutes before closing time.

Info COVID-19 : it is mandatory to wear a mask on the basket (from 11 years old).

Opening period

From 01/08 to 31/08/2022
Opening hours on Monday between 10 am and 7 pm. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 7 pm.

From 01/09 to 30/09/2022
Opening hours on Monday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 6.30 pm.

From 01/10 to 06/11/2022
Opening hours on Monday between 10 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm. On Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday between 9.30 am and 12.30 pm and between 2 pm and 5.30 pm.