Bir-Hakeim Bridge and Swan Island

Bir-Hakeim Bridge

A very photogenic bridge linking the 15th and 16th districts of Paris. It provides excellent grounds to photograph brides, tourists and fashion models.  It’s also an excellent location to admire the Eiffel Tower.

Bir-Hakeim bridge, made of steel, is the second one at the site. It was constructed between 1903 and 1905, replacing an earlier bridge that had been erected in 1878. Its initially name was Viaduc de Passy until 1949.

The bridge has two levels: one for motor vehicles and pedestrians, and a viaduct above, through which passes Line 6 of the Paris Metro.

Swan Island (l’ïle aux Cygnes)

This is an artificial island, 900m long, situated between the 15th and 16th districts of Paris. One of my favorite places to go for a walk since I live very close.