The Guetin canal-bridge
The Guetin canal-bridge allows barges on the Loire lateral canal to cross the River Allier. It is located a short distance upstream of the confluence of the Allier and the Loire at the boundary between the Nièvre and Cher Départements.
- It was built between 1832 and 1835.
- The canal-bridge was constructed by the forced labour of 250 convicts in addition to 150 journeymen brought in from the Auvergne.
- Today the bridge is used by between 25 and 30 boats every day, many for tourism.
- A three lock ladder at its western end returns the boats back to the natural level of the land.
- This structure is managed by the navigation department of the Nièvre Département Infrastruture Directorate DDE).
Find out more :
- Views of the Guetin canal-bridge (Format pdf - 85.2 kb - 29/02/2008)