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This small bridge, built in 1854 over the railway "La Petite Ceinture" is one of the few still standing and has been proclaimed a historic monument. Still in use for pedestrians, it was the jumping off point in August 1944 for resistants, led by Madeleine Riffaud, that stopped a German train arriving with supplies and ammunition for troops under siege in the city. The old Menilmontant station, demolished in the 60's was just here to the right and left before the bridge.
Couronnes or Menilmontant are probably the nearest metros.
For historians and those that can read French, I have included the story of Madeleine Riffaud and the attack on the site below.
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