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  1. Golden decorations on Fragnée Bridge
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  • 1. Golden decorations on Fragnée Bridge - Liège
      1. Golden decorations on Fragnée Bridge
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  • 2. Twin columns at the end of Fragnée Bridge - Liège
      2. Twin columns at the end of Fragnée Bridge
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  • 3. Statue of a mermaid on Fragnée Bridge - Liège
      3. Statue of a mermaid on Fragnée Bridge
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This imposing bridge across the Meuse River, at the southern end of the city of Liège, was built from 1901 to 1904 for the Universal Exposition of 1905.

The Fragnée bridge survived the First World War unharmed, but it was destroyed in 1940 at the beginning of the Second World War by the Belgian army to prevent its being used by the invading Germans.

After the war the bridge was rebuilt from 1946 to 1948. The original statues were preserved, but were not set up again on the bridge until 1959.

If by any chance this bridge reminds you of the Pont Alexandre III in Paris ? that?s no accident.

Second photo: Twin columns at the end of Fragnée Bridge.

Third photo: Statue of a mermaid on Fragnée Bridge.

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Directions: GPS 50°37'16.09" North; 5°34'49.70" East
Website: http://users.belgacom.net/claude.warzee/fragnee/index.htm

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  • Updated Jun 21, 2014
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